We have all been online shopping at one point or another. We could have been looking for the coolest new gadget for a birthday gift or perhaps a toy for a loved one on Christmas, but did you know in addition to the plethora of things that are offered online when shopping you can also apparently purchase human body parts? Well, this man did just that and is facing some serious consequences for his actions.
A man was buying human body parts online, as indicated by the Cumberland County lead prosecutor’s office.
Jeremy Pauley, 40, was captured and arrested Thursday and is charged with abuse of a corpse, he received stolen property, and began using the stolen parts in unlawful activities. East Pennsboro Township police got a disturbing call on June 14 about the suspicion that there were human body parts that were being sold on the web.
Around July 8, police were called to Pauley’s previous home on North Enola Drive by a guest who revealed tracking down conceivable human remaining parts inside a few pails in the storm cellar.
The head prosecutor’s office expressed that after police directed a court order and took possession of the buckets that the parts were stored in, a forensic pathologist affirmed the remaining parts were human body parts. As indicated by a criminal protest, those parts included brains, a heart, kidney, spleen, livers, lungs, and skin.
Pauley bought the remaining parts through Facebook Messenger, as indicated by specialists.
Police said they got messages that showed Pauley was endeavoring to buy extra remaining parts from a lady in Arkansas. Those things were to be delivered through the U.S. Postal Service to Pennsylvania. The head prosecutor’s office said the bundles were caught in Scranton and contained human remaining parts.
The criminal complaint charges the lady was taking the body parts from a funeral home in Arkansas and transporting them to Pennsylvania available to be purchased.
A representative for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock affirmed that the remaining parts were to be given to UAMS’s office. UAMS representative Leslie Taylor said they were rather taken from Arkansas Central Mortuary Services in Little Rock by a female funeral home worker and sold, adding that there is an open government examination.
“We are very respectful of those who donate their bodies, and we are appalled that such a thing could happen,” Taylor said.
A representative of the morgue hung up on a journalist for input Thursday.
FBI Little Rock representative Conor Hagan said the workplace knew about the Pennsylvania episode “but will not comment on ongoing investigations.” No charges had been recorded as of Thursday against the Arkansas lady.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Services said in a statement to a news outlet:
“An employee of the mortuary service is under investigation by federal authorities for taking some human remains from the mortuary that were donated to UAMS. We are saddened and appalled that this happened.”
A criminal complaint charges Pauley confessed to buying two shipments of human body parts to offer to individuals for financial increase.
“This is one of the most bizarre investigations I have encountered in my 33 years as a prosecutor. Just when I think I have seen it all, a case like this comes around,” District Attorney Seán M. McCormack said.
Police said Pauley was discharged on $50,000 dollars unsecured bail.