Pennsylvania man bought human body parts online

A man was buying human body parts online, according to the Cumberland County District Attorney’s office. Jeremy Pauley, 40, was arrested Thursday and charged with misusing a corpse, receiving stolen goods and trading the proceeds of unlawful activity. East Pennsboro Township Police received a complaint on June 14 about possible online sales of human body parts. On or about July 8, police were called to Pauley’s former home on North Enola Drive by a caller who reported finding possible human remains in several buckets in the basement. The district attorney’s office said that after police executed a search warrant and seized the buckets, a forensic pathologist confirmed that the remains were human body parts. According to a criminal charge, those parts include brain, a heart, kidney, spleen, livers, lungs and skin. Pauley bought the remains through Facebook Messenger, according to researchers. Police said they had received reports that Pauley was trying to buy additional remains from a woman in Arkansas. Those items would be shipped to Pennsylvania via the US Postal Service. The district attorney’s office said the packages had been intercepted in Scranton and contained human remains. According to the indictment, the woman stole the body parts from a morgue in Arkansas and shipped them to Pennsylvania for sale. According to researchers, the human remains belong to the University of Arkansas. The University of Arkansas for Medical Services spoke to its sister station of News 8, 40/29 News about the incident and issued this statement: “An employee of the morgue is under investigation by federal authorities for the removal of human remains from the morgue that “This is one of the most bizarre investigations I’ve encountered in my 33 years as a prosecutor. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, there’s going to be a case like this,” District Attorney Seán M. McCormack said. Police said Pauley was released on unsecured $50,000 bail.

A man bought human body parts online, according to the Cumberland County District Attorney’s office.

Jeremy Pauley, 40, was arrested Thursday and charged with misusing a corpse, receiving stolen goods and trading the proceeds of illegal activities.

The East Pennsboro Township Police Department received a complaint on June 14 about possible online sales of human body parts.

On or about July 8, police were called to Pauley’s former home on North Enola Drive by a caller who reported finding possible human remains in several buckets in the basement.

The district attorney’s office said that after police executed a search warrant and seized the buckets, a forensic pathologist confirmed that the remains were human body parts. According to one indictment, those parts included a brain, heart, kidney, spleen, livers, lungs and skin.

Pauley bought the remains through Facebook Messenger, according to researchers.

Police said they received reports that Pauley was trying to buy additional remains from a woman in Arkansas. Those items would be shipped to Pennsylvania via the US Postal Service. The district attorney’s office said the packages were intercepted in Scranton and contained human remains.

According to the indictment, the woman stole the body parts from a morgue in Arkansas and shipped them to Pennsylvania for sale. According to researchers, the human remains belong to the University of Arkansas.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Services spoke to News 8’s sister station, 40/29 News about the incident and issued this statement:

“A morgue officer is under investigation by federal authorities for the removal of human remains from the morgue that were donated to UAMS. We are saddened and appalled that this has happened.”

According to an indictment, Pauley admitted to buying two shipments of human body parts to sell to people for monetary gain.

“This is one of the most bizarre investigations I’ve come across in my 33 years as a prosecutor. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, a case like this comes along,” District Attorney Seán M. McCormack said.

Police said Pauley was released on unsecured bail of $50,000 dollars.

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