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BendtheBar 06-17-2010 09:44 AM

Box of Heads Found on Plane
 
Box of Heads Found on Plane

Southwest Finds Shipment of Heads on a Plane | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

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A Southwest Airlines employee called police after finding 40 to 60 human heads in a package set to be transported to a Fort Worth medical research company, the airline said.

"It wasn't labeled or packaged properly," said Ashley Rogers, a Southwest spokeswoman. "They called the local authorities."

The incident happened in Little Rock, Ark., last Wednesday, she said.

Little Rock police turned the heads over to the county coroner, who questions where they came from and if they were properly obtained.

"We've come to the conclusion that there is a black market out there for human body parts for research or for whatever reason," said Pulaski County coroner Garland Camper. "We just want to make sure these specimens here aren't a part of that black market and underground trade."

The heads were being transported to the Fort Worth office of Medtronic, a leading medical research and technology company based in Minnesota.

Medtronic spokesman Brian Henry said it is common to ship body parts for medical education and research, but he said it is rare for a shipment to be seized.

"We expect our suppliers to follow proper procedures," he said.

He identified the supplier as JLS Consulting of Wynne, Ark.

JLS's business license was revoked in December, according to the Arkansas Secretary of State's online database.

Company founder Janice Hepler did not return phone calls Wednesday. Her voice mail indicated it was full and no longer accepting messages.

But in an earlier interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, she blamed the problem on the private courier she had hired to transport the body parts.

"Nothing is wrong," the newspaper quoted her as saying. "We're providing the documentation."

But the coroner said the paperwork has "discrepancies."

Federal law generally prohibits the sale of human body parts, although suppliers can be reimbursed for expenses in cases of legitimate medical education or research.

"It is a lucrative business. There is money to be made," Camper said. "We're hoping that this isn't the case."

IronManlet 06-17-2010 10:22 AM

Soylent Green much?

BendtheBar 06-17-2010 10:27 AM


dmaipa 06-17-2010 11:05 AM

that is crazy stuff man..what would you do if you found a bunch of heads!

BendtheBar 06-17-2010 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by dmaipa (Post 63883)
that is crazy stuff man..what would you do if you found a bunch of heads!

The first thing I would do is look over my shoulder and see if someone was charging at me with a chainsaw or machete. Then if all was clear, I would scream like a girl until I was surrounded by as many people as possible.

dmaipa 06-17-2010 11:11 AM

i saw a human head one time while i was walking through an anatomy lab. It was just posted there on a frickin table and two people were starting to cut into it...yea that was a sight..but then i was also walking to another room to see a cadaver with no skin on it...now thats a sight!!!

Craig Pfisterer 06-17-2010 11:15 AM

"We're terribly sorry Mr. Voorhees but we appeared to have misplaced your luggage... oh god, no, ahhh! He's got a mach-"

Maiar 06-18-2010 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by dmaipa (Post 63886)
i saw a human head one time while i was walking through an anatomy lab. It was just posted there on a frickin table and two people were starting to cut into it...yea that was a sight..but then i was also walking to another room to see a cadaver with no skin on it...now thats a sight!!!

Tell me about it. The first time seeing dead human bodies was a very humbling thing.

Kyle Aaron 06-18-2010 07:13 AM

Was Joe Pesci on the plane?

ricka182 06-18-2010 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Kyle Aaron (Post 64041)
Was Joe Pesci on the plane?

hahaha


great reference man... going to watch that movie later tonight..:march:


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