Pennsylvania man bought human body parts online

A man bought human body parts online, according to the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office. Jeremy Pauley, 40, was arrested Thursday and charged with abusing a corpse, receiving stolen property and trafficking the proceeds of illegal activity. East Pennsboro Township Police received a complaint on June 14 about the possible sale of human body parts online. On or about July 8, police were called to Pauley’s former home on North Enola Drive by a caller who reported that he may have found human remains in several buckets in the basement, after police issued a search warrant and, the district attorney’s office said When the buckets were confiscated, a forensic pathologist confirmed the remains were human body parts. According to a criminal complaint, those parts included the brain, heart, kidney, spleen, liver, lungs and skin. According to investigators, Pauley purchased the remains through Facebook Messenger. Police said they received messages showing Pauley was attempting to purchase more remains from a woman in Arkansas. These items should be shipped to Pennsylvania via the US Postal Service. Prosecutors said the packages were intercepted in Scranton and contained human remains. The criminal complaint alleges the woman stole the body parts from an Arkansas morgue and shipped them to Pennsylvania for sale. The human remains have been identified as belonging to the University of Arkansas, according to investigators. The University of Arkansas for Medical Services spoke to News 8’s sister station, 40/29 News, about the incident and issued this statement: “An employee of the morgue service is under investigation by federal authorities for removing some human remains from the morgue that were donated to the UAMS. We are saddened and appalled that this has happened “This is one of the most bizarre investigations I have encountered in my 33 years as a prosecutor. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, a case like this pops up,” said District Attorney Seán M. McCormack. Police said Pauley was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.

A man bought human body parts online, according to the Cumberland County Attorney’s Office.

Jeremy Pauley, 40, was arrested Thursday and charged with abusing a corpse, receiving stolen property and trafficking the proceeds of illegal activity.

East Pennsboro Township Police Department received a complaint on June 14 about the possible sale of human body parts online.

On or about July 8, police were called to Pauley’s former home on North Enola Drive by a caller who reported that he may have found human remains in several buckets in the basement.

Prosecutors said after police issued a search warrant and confiscated the buckets, a forensic pathologist confirmed the remains were human body parts. According to a criminal complaint, these parts were the brain, heart, kidney, spleen, liver, lung and skin.

According to investigators, Pauley purchased the remains through Facebook Messenger.

Police said they received messages showing Pauley was attempting to purchase additional remains from a woman in Arkansas. These items should be shipped to Pennsylvania via the US Postal Service. Prosecutors said the packages were intercepted in Scranton and contained human remains.

The criminal complaint alleges the woman stole the body parts from an Arkansas morgue and shipped them to Pennsylvania for sale. The human remains were owned by the University of Arkansas, according to investigators.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Services spoke to News 8’s sister station, 40/29 News, about the incident and issued this statement:

“A morgue worker is under investigation by federal authorities for taking some human remains from the morgue that were donated to the UAMS. We are saddened and appalled that this has happened.”

A criminal complaint alleges that Pauley admitted to buying two shipments of human body parts with the intention of selling them to people for cash.

“This is one of the most bizarre investigations I have encountered in my 33 years as a prosecutor. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, a case like this pops up,” said District Attorney Seán M. McCormack.

Police said Pauley was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.

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