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Tsarnaev's uncle reaches out to Cambridge mosque about funeral arrangements

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) - The body of Boston Marathon Bomber No. 1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev is finally being claimed by family members.

The Islamic Society of Boston-Cambridge told FOX 25 one of Tamerlan's uncles who lives in Maryland is trying to arrange a funeral for him. This is not the uncle who spoke right after the bombings and called Tamerlan a "loser."
    
Tamerlan's body is currently at the medical examiner's office and will not be released until the end of the week, at the earliest. The 26-year-old died after a gun battle with police in Watertown.
    
A lot of people are wondering why Tamerlan's wife, Katherine Russell, didn't come forward to claim his body. Russell's attorney said she has relinquished all rights to her husband's body, but she did give his uncle permission to claim to it.

Meanwhile, a report in the Daily Mail claims the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned the U.S. in writing about Tamerlan and a planned explosive attack on a major U.S. city.

The White House and Department of Homeland Security are denying that report, but are launching an internal review to find out if intelligence information was properly shared.

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