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Care Worker Posted Photo of Corpse on Snapchat

Other photos showed residents using toilet: report

(Newser) - A website for a government-run long-term care facility in Canada promises residents will be treated to birthday parties, sing-a-longs, and a "foot spa day." Unsurprisingly, there's no mention of the incredible violation of privacy many residents suffered at the hands of a single employee. A government investigation... More »

Airbnb Renters Find Rotting Corpse

Cops say woman may have been dead for several weeks

(Newser) - A 19th-century Airbnb rental in the Paris suburb of Palaiseau came with three stories, seven bedrooms, a swimming pool, a "lovely forest with a jogging trail"—and a badly-decomposed corpse. Friends who rented the property to host a birthday soiree on Saturday had to cancel their plans when... More »

Widow: I Planned on Feeding Husband to Birds

Ila Solomon wanted to grant dead husband's wish

(Newser) - The widow of a an 88-year-old Indiana man whose body remained in his home for as long as nine months after death has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges, and admitted that she wanted his body to be eaten by birds. Fifty-six-year-old Ila Solomon of Lafayette pleaded guilty to failure... More »

'Obsessed' Man Eyed in Stolen Corpse Case

Police say there isn't enough evidence to make an arrest

(Newser) - San Antonio police haven't been able to recover Julie Mott's body —stolen from a chapel hours after her funeral on Aug. 15—but they do have a potential suspect in the case. Police say the last man to leave the chapel that day was a male in... More »

Reward Offered for Stolen Corpse in Texas

Body of young woman goes missing after her funeral

(Newser) - Police are seeking clues to the whereabouts of the corpse of a 25-year-old woman stolen from a casket after her funeral at a San Antonio chapel last week. Mission Park Funeral Chapel North is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to those who took Julie Mott's body... More »

Cop Accused of Tickling Corpse's Feet

Aaron Stringer reportedly told another officer he 'loves playing with dead bodies'

(Newser) - "Hey, wanna go see the body?" may seem like an odd thing to hear at most jobs, but for Bakersfield police trainee Lindy DeGeare, it didn't seem so unusual when her training officer, Aaron Stringer, reportedly asked her something along those lines after a local man had been... More »

Woman Who Took Selfie With Corpse Pleads Guilty

Chelsie Berry pleads guilty to abandoning a corpse

(Newser) - The woman who, police say, took a selfie with a dead body before dumping it pleaded guilty this week to abandoning a corpse. Chelsie Berry, 24, and Jared Prier, 28, were accused of disposing of 30-year-old Dennis Meyer's body after he overdosed on drugs in August ... after taking the... More »

Dog Finds Human Leg on Mass. Beach

Police investigate remains on Plum Island Beach

(Newser) - A man watched in horror yesterday as his Labrador discovered a human leg on a Massachusetts beach, the Boston Globe reports. Bill Barrett says he and his puppy were out for a walk, searching for seashells on Plum Island Beach, when the leg turned up. "We walked over there,... More »

Costa Concordia Has Likely Yielded Her Final Victim

Authorities think remains are those of Indian waiter Russel Rebello

(Newser) - The last unaccounted-for body from the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank off the coast of Giglio, Italy, in January 2012 may have finally been found, Reuters reports. The Italian coast guard said today it believed that recovered remains were those of Russel Rebello, an Indian waiter who worked on... More »

Mummified Michigan Woman ID'd

But cause of death still a mystery for woman who died in 2009

(Newser) - Pia Farrenkopf had a poodle named Baby and a cat named Bungee, had traveled the world, and—though estranged from family and friends—was described as kind and private. And now, DNA has positively identified Farrenkopf as the mummified body found in the backseat of her Jeep in March . “... More »

Grandma's Body Accidentally Sent to Be Dissected

But medical examiner's office insists body was never dissected

(Newser) - Bronx morgue workers allegedly sent the corpse of an 85-year-old woman to be dissected at Albert Einstein College—despite the fact that her body was never supposed to be used as a teaching aide. Now, the family of Aura Ballesteros, who died May 16, plans to sue the city, the... More »

Man Drives 2K Miles With Girlfriend's Corpse

Ray Tomlinson's thinking: he had a 48-hour window

(Newser) - Ray Tomlinson set out from Michigan to Arizona to pick up his girlfriend from a mental health facility Sunday—then drove nearly all of the 1,900-mile return trek with her dead body propped up in the passenger seat. Somewhere in New Mexico, Tomlinson nudged her and "she was... More »

Found in University Basement: 250 Corpses

Department director resigns over gross debacle

(Newser) - It seems journalists with Spain's El Mundo have stumbled onto Frankenstein’s laboratory. "This is not Auschwitz in 1942. Neither Srebrenica ... nor Rwanda," as El Mundo puts it. No, it’s the basement of the Anatomy and Embryology Department at Madrid's Complutense University, where the body... More »

Found on US Base in Japan: Decayed Corpse

Gender, date of death unclear

(Newser) - A corpse discovered at a US military camp in Okinawa, Japan is decayed "beyond recognition"—to the point where officials can't tell if it was male or female, nor do they know when the death occurred. What they do know is that the corpse appears to have... More »

Brothers Stole Dad's Body Hoping for Resurrection

They could be charged with disinterment

(Newser) - Two adult brothers, one of whom was having difficulty coping with the loss of his parents, allegedly stole their 92-year-old father's body from a cemetery ... and police say the men may have believed they could resurrect him. Clarence Street's "intact and unharmed" corpse was found yesterday morning... More »

5-Day-Old Dead People Great for Stem Cells

Bone-marrow cells have a variety of uses

(Newser) - Even after five days, corpses are an excellent source of stem cells to replace fat, cartilage, bone, and other kinds of cells, New Scientist reports. A research team from the University of Miami, Florida, found it could mine mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from the bone marrow of finger bones stored... More »

Flier Forced to Sit Next to Corpse for 10 Hours

Kenya Airways reimburses half her ticket cost

(Newser) - Partial reimbursement for a flight was apparently enough to placate a Swedish passenger forced to sit across the aisle from a corpse for most of her 10-hour flight to Tanzania. The extremely ill passenger was sweating and suffering from convulsions when Swedish radio reporter Lena Pettersson boarded the Kenya Airways... More »

US Troops Posed With Suicide Bombers' Remains

Soldier gives 18 images to 'Los Angeles Times'

(Newser) - On at least two occasions, paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division posed for pictures with body parts of fallen Afghan insurgents, the Los Angeles Times revealed today, after a soldier from the division sent the paper 18 resulting photos. In one, soldiers grin for the camera while holding aloft the... More »

Pair Sentenced for Taking Dead Pal on Bar Crawl

Denver pair used corpse's credit card in strip club

(Newser) - Denver's Weekend at Bernie's duo are going to be spending a lot of weekends doing community service for taking a dead friend on a night out —and letting him pick up the tab. Robert Young and Mark Rubinson put their pal, 43, in the back of a... More »

Guys Take Dead Buddy for Night Out

Denver men paint the town red with corpse in back seat

(Newser) - A Denver man wasn’t going to let a dead roommate ruin his night. When Robert Young, 43, arrived home to find his roommate unresponsive last month, he called on a still-living friend—and the two of them hauled Jeffrey Jarrett’s body into the backseat of a car, police... More »

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