A resident of the American state of Kentucky was engaged in trading human remains with the participation of the director of the Harvard Medical School morgue.
FBI agents found 40 skulls and various bones in the home of a man from the American state of Kentucky as part of an investigation into the trafficking of human remains involving the director of the Harvard Medical School morgue.
About this informs Insider.
The message says that the detainee’s name is James Knott and he was part of an extensive network involved in “the sale and transportation of fraudulently obtained human remains.”
When FBI agents arrived at Knott’s house to search them, they asked him if there were other people at home. Nott replied, “Only my dead friends.”
Agents searched Knott’s home and found several human skulls placed on furniture, as well as a Harvard Medical School bag.
In this high-profile case, Harvard Medical School Mortuary Director Cedric Lodge is accused of selling human remains that the facility received as voluntary donations from relatives of the deceased.
Harvard students are using donated cadavers to study various medical procedures. Subsequently, the bodies are often cremated, and the remains are returned to the families or buried in the university’s medical cemetery.
A morgue director and his wife sold heads, brains, skin and bones over the Internet in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, according to investigators.
Three more people are accused in this case, including James Knott. He used a public Facebook page under the name “William Burke” to post photos of human remains for sale.
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