Cops Seize Shipment of Human Heads at Airport

Suspect a 'black market for body parts'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2010 11:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police have seized a package of 40 to 60 human heads at the Little Rock airport. The heads were headed to a medical research company in Fort Worth, but they weren’t “labeled or packaged properly,” according to a spokesman for Southwest Airlines. An employee found them and called the police, who turned them over to the county coroner. They’re trying to determine where they came from.

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“We’ve come to the conclusion that there is a black market out there for human body parts for research or for whatever reason,” the coroner said. “We just want to make sure these specimens aren’t a part of that.” The heads appear to be sent from an Arkansas company called JLS Consulting—which had its business license revoked in December, a Dallas NBC affiliate reports. (Read more body parts stories.)

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