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Brothers Admit Stealing Parts From 244 Corpses - CNN.Com

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Two brothers who ran a funeral home and crematorium admitted Tuesday that they sold corpses to a company that trafficked stolen body parts, a macabre scheme that left families aghast and unclear about the fate of their loved ones.


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Melva H (93)
Wednesday September 3, 2008, 8:10 am
I bet 90-some percent of the ones involved in this sort of thing get away with it: hospitals, morgues, drs, ones who do autopsies, funeral homes - If they co-operate with each other....well, few resist the lure of MONEY for long now days.

Louise L (48)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 5:32 pm
I just feel so horrible for the families of these victims.Even though they were already deceased, they deserved more respect than this. Sadly noted, Melva.

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Thursday September 4, 2008, 7:55 pm
Its hard telling how many people are walking around with stolden parts in there body or even with terrible infections in them to later show up. This is discussing I hope they both go to jail for life. I often wondered about these people and what all they do to these bodies. Who Know? Thanks Melva H.

Michael Ruger (17)
Friday September 5, 2008, 12:19 pm
I find it unfair that all we can do is give our bodies away after death, or donate an organ instead of selling.
In the use to be A family member or close friend was their watching as a body was cremated. Today,it is doubtfful many of us have the guts to do that one last thing for our loved one.
ME? Oh yes I will be CREMATED. And if someone takes any of my very used body parts I will at the very least put a curse on them,and if their is such a thing haunt them and those who buy my body parts the rest of their lives.They say you Cannot Take It With You. Those two brothers really prove that point.

Melva H (93)
Friday September 5, 2008, 12:30 pm
Michael, I've read of people who sell their bodies to medical schools or to research institutions. They either receive the money in advance or can have it go to whoever they wish after they die. Something to think about. My body is too old to be interest. I will be cremated. And if there's any funny business goes on with it, I will be on hand to celebrate when their come-uppance day arrives.

Saturday September 6, 2008, 9:50 am

Michael Ruger (17)
Monday September 8, 2008, 11:47 am
Melva. We can sell our body to a medical school ? And cash in advance?
Well then why can't we sell a kidney a lung a cornea while we are alive?
Thank you for the news about Medical Schools actually paying the original owners of the body.This I had not heard.
And Nope I will not be selling any of me.
After seeing those original corpses on display over in Harrisburg the last 4 months.
I doubt those Corpses families get any royaltiees from those displays.
Yes if you like you may donate yourr body to science.
I know that for a fact. I had a stillborn son who spent almost 8 months inside my wife ,before he died.
My wife was asked to deliver him normally 3 weeks later.
We did not have the money to bury Joey ,so we donated his body to Science.
Anybody out there know what that is like? I saw Joey right after the delivery. got a piece of his hair, That was it. There are no death certificates. I could not claim him on that years taxes, NOTHING1
We call him Joey because that is all we have of that major event in our lives. My other son died in 2003 he was almost 21 . He died almost to the day in November we first found out Joey was dead years before.
This time we have a grave for Dan . He was cremated. Are we sure they cremated all of him or any of hiM? All we got was a box of ashes.
Dan's urn of ashes are right beside his first love Jess who died 3 years before him.What killed both of them DRUGS! Jess was in a car accident smoking M.J,
And Dan came home from College went out with his friends OD!
So My wife and I wait for our own deaths. No children few relatives left alive.
Pity? no we do not want you to pity us. Just take heed to our experience and do everything you can to never follow in our footsteps.
This way the deaths of our two sons will not be in vain.
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