DENVER (KDVRName) – A box of human heads was stolen from a truck transporting the body parts for medical research, officials in Denver said.
The theft occurred at 11 a.m. Thursday morning when Denver police said someone broke into the truck and took a cardboard box containing human remains along with a cart. Sources told Nexstar’s KDVR that the box was blue and white and had “Scientific carewritten on the sides.
Inside the box? Human heads.
Science Care is a body-to-science donation program to help improve scientific research and education. KDVR contacted the company to find out more about the intended destination.
“Quite shocking. I guess I don’t see too many weird things happening here, but you know, you never know,” said Isaac Fields, a local resident who moved to Denver’s Central Park neighborhood about three years ago. . “Wow! I would have been so terrified.
Fields could only guess where the body parts were going.
“Well, my wife is doing a doctorate. research at the University of Colorado Anschutz. So corpses are definitely used in some situations. And I guess it probably was,” he said.
Still, questions remain. Where was the truck going? Why was it parked in the neighborhood? Who was driving? And who would do such a thing?
Police could only confirm that the heads were being transported to be used for medical research. They were unable to share more details as the case was still active.
Neighbors, meanwhile, wonder if the suspect intended to steal the remains, or something else entirely.
So far, no arrests have been made.
Police are currently asking the public to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers (720) 913-STOP (7867) with any knowledge of the location of the remains, or any information that may help identify the suspect(s) involved.
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