A Pennsylvania man was detained following the discovery of human remains at his residence.
According to the New York Post, Jeremy Pauley, 40, of Enola was arrested in connection with a business involving body parts obtained from a morgue at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science.
According to court documents cited by York, Pennsylvania’s WPMT-TV, a morgue employee sold bones and other body parts to Pauley. This employee has not been charged with a crime as of Sunday.
According to CBS News, Pauley reportedly purchased around $4,000 worth of components.
According to the WPMT, the package comprised a half-head, a full-head, three brains, a heart, a liver, a lung, two kidneys, a female pelvis, a torso with a nipple, and four human hands.
Jeremy Pauley allegedly bought remains from a woman in Arkansas, which included a half a head, three brains with a skull cap, one heart, and more. https://t.co/1GLpaiZaz0
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According to authorities, Pauley, the proprietor of The Grand Wunderkammer, a store that specializes in anomalies, sold the goods online through a Facebook page.
“Vendors of the odd and unusual, museum exhibits, guest lectures, live entertainment, and so much more! Strange, curious, and unique in every way possible!” is said on the store’s Facebook page.
According to Fox News, Pauley was detained on Thursday and accused with mistreatment of a body, receiving stolen items, and dealing in the proceeds of illicit conduct.
According to WGAL-TV in Lancaster, police were tipped off when they got a report of potential human remains in many buckets in Pauley’s basement.
According to WPMT, they initially visited Pauley’s residence on June 14 after receiving the tip. The station added that Pauley that he was a collector of anomalies and admitted to holding three human skeletons and 15 to 12 human skulls.
However, the items appeared “very old” and Pauley appeared to have acquired them lawfully, according to the WPMT report.
WPMT stated that on July 8, police got a second tip that Pauley had been acquiring human remains and had buckets of “human skin” and “human organs” in his basement.
WPMT reported that police executed a warrantless search of the residence and discovered “three to five buckets containing suspected human remains.”
Following a trail of Facebook interactions, they discovered that the human remains were purchased in Arkansas and sent to Pennsylvania.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
One package of body parts was intercepted in Scranton, according to WPMT.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Science released a statement declaring it was “saddened and appalled” by the news of the sales. CONTINUE READING…