When the lines blur between legal and illegal organ harvesting.
‘Like Frankenstein’: Woman’s head attached to man’s body found lying next to bucket of human parts in lab
FBI agents working to uncover how dismembered body parts were coming to be illegally trafficked reportedly found buckets full of heads, arms and legs, refrigerated heaps of male genitalia and different people’s body parts sewn together at a science lab in Arizona.
The Biological Resource Centre in Phoenix – a body donation and tissue bank facility – is being sued by eight families following the discovery.
… “Pools of human blood and bodily fluids were found on the floor of the freezer,” and there were no identification tags to mark the corpses, the lawsuit reportedly alleges.
One agent said he found a “cooler filled with male genitalia”, “a bucket of heads, arms and legs”, and says he saw “infected heads”.
They also described the sight of a small woman’s decapitated head which had been sewn onto a large male torso “like Frankenstein” and hung up on a wall. The creation is reportedly referred to as a “morbid joke” in the lawsuit.
The Biological Resource Centre in Phoneix, Arizona where body parts were dismembered with chainsaws (Google)
The going rate for a head was said to be $500 (£400). Arms were $750 and a whole body could fetch up to $5,000, according to ABC 15, who cited a federal search warrant.
“This is a horror story. It’s just unbelievable! This story is unbelievable,” Troy Harp, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the facility, told KMOV4 .