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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Out on a limb...


Undertakers in corpse stealing case plead guilty
(Filed: 19/10/2006)

Seven funeral home directors have admitted to plundering corpses and selling the body parts for transplants, which may help to expand an investigation into human tissue harvesting.
Working from at least four different funeral homes in New York, the group took body parts from thousands of corpses without the consent of relatives and then sold the human tissue and bones to biomedical supply companies, Brooklyn prosecutors said.
Charles Hynes, the Brooklyn District Attorney, said in a news conference that the seven funeral directors who pleaded guilty agreed to surrender their licenses and face prison time.
Daily Telegraph

3 Comments:

Blogger gazza27 said...

You're not even safe now when you're dead,still people having you off!

1:08 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Lol! Get burnt, not buried!

Seems Alistair Cooke, one of the dead victims, actually died of cancer (not a heart attack) which had got into his bones - not a nice prospect for a transplant!

12:36 PM  
Blogger gazza27 said...

That's nowhere near good is it?

7:34 PM  

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