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Body of Boston bombing suspect claimed

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev, right, along with his brother Dzhokhar, left, allegedly planted bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Source: FBI) Tamerlan Tsarnaev, right, along with his brother Dzhokhar, left, allegedly planted bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Source: FBI)
BOSTON, MA (RNN) -

The body of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is being claimed, according to the Associated Press.

There is no word yet on who is claiming the body of the 26-year-old.

Earlier this week, his widow declined to claim the body, saying she wanted his family to claim it.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, along with his younger brother Dzhokhar, allegedly planted bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, Patriots Day.

A few days later, police say the pair got into a gun battle with officers after they shot and killed an MIT police officer.

While trying to get away, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly drove over Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's exact cause of death will not be made public until his body is claimed.

His brother continues to recover in a federal prison hospital.

A Watertown, MA resident found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding in a boat parked in his backyard four days after the Boston Marathon bombing.

He immediately called police, who took the younger Tsarnaev into custody.

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