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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TOWNSEND, Tennessee Cody Saunders was born in 1992 with failing kidneys and a hole in his heart.
ATLANTA Reuters spent more than a year examining the workings of a multimillion-dollar industry that dissects, rents and sells the donated dead.