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COVID Victim Dissected in Front of Paying Audience

His family says they never gave consent for 'pay-per-view autopsy'

(Newser) - In late August, David Saunders, a 98-year-old decorated World War II veteran from Louisiana, died of COVID, and his widow, Elsie, tried to donate his body to LSU for science, though the university refused due to his COVID status. Through a Baton Rouge funeral home, she found another company that...

Why Thawing the Dead With a Hose Is Basically Legal

Reuters digs into the grim, gruesome, and largely unregulated world of cadavers

(Newser) - When the subject is cadavers, and one of the first sentences is "grisly abuses abound," you know what's to come is likely not for the faint of heart. That's true with Reuters' investigation into the body trade: The story opens with a description of "bits...

FBI Dog Finds Cadaver Smell in Parents' Home

Missing baby probe uncovers disturbed backyard soil

(Newser) - The Kansas City parents of a missing baby girl are facing a new dilemma: An FBI cadaver dog has sniffed out the scent of a dead body in their home, the AP reports. The dog found a "positive 'hit' ... in an area of the floor of Bradley's...

Corpse Sex Show Stirs Up Swiss

Exhibit ignites outrage in Europe

(Newser) - German anatomist Gunther von Hagens just opened his traveling corpse sex show in Zurich and is steeled for controversy, reports Gawker. Von Hagens discovered a way to plasticize human bodies and has exhibited corpses stripped of their skin all over the world doing various activities. His latest show revealing bodies...

Cadaver Fence Gets 10 Years
 Cadaver Fence Gets 10 Years 

Cadaver Fence Gets 10 Years

(Newser) - A man convicted of fencing cadavers stolen from UCLA's willed body program has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, NBC reports. The lawyer for Ernest Nelson, 51, argued that his client’s sales to big-name customers such as Johnson & Johnson were all above board, and that the only...

UCLA Body Parts Peddler Found Guilty

Businessman carved up donated cadavers to sell parts for profit

(Newser) - A businessman who carved up bodies donated to UCLA's medical school and sold them off to research companies has been found guilty of grand theft, the Los Angeles Times reports. Ernest Nelson raked in over $1.5 million from the scheme, which he conspired to carry out with the director...

Taiwanese Med Students Honor Cadaver Donors

(Newser) - A Taiwanese medical school is responding to the island nation’s shortage of cadavers for study by bringing the family of the deceased fully into the program, the Wall Street Journal reports. At Tzu Chi University, medical students meet with donors' families and even compose poems to their “silent...

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