Death certificate: Boston suspect died of gunshot wounds, blunt trauma

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(CNN) — The death certificate for Boston bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died April 19 after a shootout with police, says he died of “gunshot wounds of torso and extremities” and “blunt trauma to head and torso,” according to the owner of the funeral parlor that currently holds Tsarnaev’s body.

Peter Stefan, owner of Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, Massachusetts, read the death certificate to CNN over the phone Friday evening. He said it has yet to be filed with the city of Boston.

There is no gravesite chosen yet for the 26-year-old Tsarnaev, Stefan said. He said that if he can’t find a cemetery plot, he plans to ask the government to find a grave.

“Everyone deserves to be buried,” Stefan said.

Tsarnaev’s uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, claimed his nephew’s body, according to family spokeswoman Heda Saratova. The family plans an independent autopsy before burying the body…

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