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May 9, 2013 5:55 PM by By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News

Boston: Missed Opportunities?

(NBC News) The body of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried in a secret spot Thursday, ending a week of controversy and uncertainty over his final resting place.

Police in Worcester, Mass., did not disclose the location of the plot.

"A courageous and compassionate individual came forward to provide the assistance needed to properly bury the deceased," police said in a statement. "His body is no longer in the City of Worcester and is now entombed."

The transfer of the body came a day after Worcester Police Chief Gary Gemme practically begged someone to find a place where Tsarnaev, who was killed during a firefight with police, could be laid to rest.

Meanwhile, photos of the four who were killed in the bombing hung on Capitol Hill at the first Congressional hearing on the attack.

Former Senator Joe Lieberman said Homeland Security failed.

"I believe, that though it might not have been easy, it was possible to have prevented the terrorist attacks in Boston," Lieberman said.

The Los Angeles Times revealed a warning was made five days before the attack that the marathon finish line was vulnerable to a bombing by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center.

The report said the FBI identified no specific suspects.

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