Friday, May 18, 2007


This has a fairly high yuck value:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three funeral directors and four employees of a tissue harvesting firm were indicted in northern New York state on suspicion of harvesting bones and other body parts for medical procedures without permission, an official said on Thursday.

The funeral directors are accused of allowing four Biomedical Tissue Services employees to remove parts from 36 cadavers slated for cremation in exchange for $1,000 for each corpse. The body harvesters were also accused of forging consent forms.

The body harvesters were charged with body stealing, opening graves, unlawful dissection, forgery, and falsifying business documents, he said.
Just when you thought cremation was a safe way to dispose of dead, we find out that it's just a clearing house for the evidence.

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