Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow has requested that his body be released to his family. Tsarnaev's widow has waived her right to claim it and continues to distance herself from him.
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Tamerlan Tsarnaev's relatives will claim his body now that his widow has agreed to release it, an uncle said Tuesday.
Amato DeLuca, the Rhode Island attorney for his widow, Katherine Russell, said in a statement Tuesday that his client had just learned that the medical examiner was ready to release Tsarnaev's body and that she wants it released to the Tsarnaev family.
Police said Tsarnaev ran out of ammunition before his brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, dragged his body under a vehicle while fleeing the scene. His cause of death has been determined but will not be made public until his remains are claimed.