One Worcester man announced Monday his intention to raise enough money to send Tsarnaev's body back to Russia.
Local activist William Breault told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and other publications that he would kick off the fundraiser with a $500 donation, and would solicit donations from others to raise the estimated $3,000 to $7,000 to transport the body.
"We don't want him buried here in the city," Breault told the Telegram & Gazette. "We will appeal to the residents of Worcester, Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the nation to return his body to his Russian homeland. ... I look at it as I'm helping the citizens of Boston, Worcester and this state move on."
It's not immediately clear how Breault will be accepting donations, but by noon EDT Monday he claimed to have raised $1,500, WFXT-TV reported in a tweet.
If the fundraiser flops, Georgetown University professor of Islamic studies John Esposito told CNN that one culturally acceptable option would be burying Tsarnaev without a headstone.