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Tsarnaev's family asks for second autopsy

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body was scheduled to undergo a second autopsy this weekend after his family questioned the original results.

The owner of the funeral home that is preparing Tsarnaev's body for burial says that he plans to find a burial plot by Monday. Tsarnaev's family requested a second opinion from a private examiner on the 26-year-old's cause of death and has expressed doubt in the first autopsy's conclusion.

FOX 25's Jessica Reyes saw Tsarnaev's death certificate Friday, which lists his immediate cause of death as gunshots to his torso and extremities, as well as blunt force trauma to his head and torso.

The certificate lists the 26-year-old's time of death as 1:35 a.m. on April 19.

Tsarnaev died following a shoot out with police in an East Watertown neighborhood. Investigators say they had the 26-year-old marathon bomber handcuffed, but they had to jump out of the way when his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar, began driving a car toward them as he fled the area. The teen reportedly ran over his brother while fleeing.

Tsarnaev's body was released to family members Thursday. The Graham, Putnam, and Mahoney Funeral Parlor in Worcester, which has knowledge of Muslim services, is making his funeral arrangements.

The funeral home's owner, Peter Stefan, told FOX 25 Friday that at least three cemeteries have refused to bury Tsarnaev's body. He is looking at several locations, including in Boston, to bury the body.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was found hiding in a Watertown resident's back yard on the evening of April 19, is in custody at FMC Devens. Stefan says Tsarnaev's uncles were at FMC Devens Friday.

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