Seven human heads and about a dozen other body parts from New Mexico ended up at a Kansas City, Kansas, business that incinerates medical waste. How did that happen? No one's quite sure.
New Mexico television station KRQE Channel 13 broke the story last night that KCK company Stericycle incinerated a head and a torso of two different people about a week and a half ago. That led workers to call police because Stericycle isn't supposed to be burning body parts and dumping them in a landfill.
The body parts were sent from an Albuquerque, New
Mexico, non-profit called BioCare that collects and distributes
bodies donated for scientific research.
reports that KCK authorities stopped a truck transporting more body
parts to Stericycle. The shipment included "six heads, at least a dozen
limbs and lots of tissue in drums with the BioCare label." One of the
bodies was still tagged from the medical investigator in Albuquerque,
but the medical investigator wasn't missing any bodies.
owner told KRQE that all of their bodies were accounted for and added
that they don't ship bodies out of state. Albuquerque police have
reportedly "cleared BioCare of any wrongdoing."
KCTV 5 has also filed its own report.