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Special report - FBI scrutinises funeral home with side business: selling body parts

Jan 11 2018

MONTROSE, Colorado - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is interviewing former employees of a funeral home whose owner runs a side business on the same premises selling human body parts.

Special Report: FBI scrutinizes funeral home with side business - selling body parts

Jan 11 2018

MONTROSE, Colorado The Federal Bureau of Investigation is interviewing former employees of a funeral home whose owner runs a side business on the same premises selling human body parts.

Special Report: A business where human bodies were butchered, packaged and sold

Dec 27 2017

PHOENIX Sam Kazemi stood over the old man’s corpse. Nearby lay pliers, a scalpel and a motorized saw designed to cut drywall and pipe.

Exclusive: Federal agents found fetuses in body broker's warehouse (Warning: Graphic images)

Dec 26 2017

WASHINGTON Federal agents discovered four preserved fetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show.

Exclusive: FBI agents raid headquarters of major U.S. body broker

Nov 07 2017

PORTLAND, Oregon Federal agents have seized records from a national company that solicits thousands of Americans to donate their bodies to science each year, then profits by dissecting the parts and distributing them for use by researchers and educators.

Special Report: In warehouse of horrors, body broker stacked human heads

Oct 31 2017

DETROITWhen U.S. authorities arrested Arthur Rathburn last year, they hailed their investigation as a milestone in efforts to police a growing industry: brokers who acquire bodies donated to science, dissect them and sell or lease the parts for profit.

Special Report: U.S. company makes a fortune selling bodies donated to science

Oct 26 2017

PHOENIX, Arizona In 2008, a thriving company named Science Care Inc developed a 55-page national expansion plan. The internal document projected the yield on raw material to the decimal point and earnings to the dollar.

How and why Reuters purchased human body parts

Oct 25 2017

Reuters spent more than a year examining the workings of a multi-million dollar industry that dissects, rents and sells human bodies. Such firms, commonly known as body brokers, acquire, usually for free, bodies that have been donated to science. Then they often cut those bodies into pieces and sell the parts for hundreds or thousands of dollars each. The buyers are typically medical researchers, medical-device makers or organizations that train doctors.

Special Report: Reuters buys human remains, and learns a donor's tragic story

Oct 25 2017

TOWNSEND, Tennessee Cody Saunders was born in 1992 with failing kidneys and a hole in his heart.

Special report: How and why Reuters purchased bodies for its investigation

Oct 25 2017

ATLANTA Reuters spent more than a year examining the workings of a multimillion-dollar industry that dissects, rents and sells the donated dead.

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