Body Part Selling Is Real: Southwest Finds Shipment of Heads on a Plane
“We’ve come to the conclusion that there is a black market out there for human body parts for research or for whatever reason,” Pulaski County coroner Garland Camper.
In spite of what other urban myth experts may say, the black market for human body parts is alive and well. According to NBC News, A Southwest Airlines employee called police after finding 40 to 60 human heads in a package set to be transported to a Fort Worth medical research company.
“It wasn’t labeled or packaged properly,” said Ashley Rogers, a Southwest spokeswoman. “They called the local authorities.”
The incident happened in Little Rock, Ark., last Wednesday, she said.
Little Rock police turned the heads over to the county coroner, who questions where they came from and if they were properly obtained.
“We’ve come to the conclusion that there is a black market out there for human body parts for research or for whatever reason,” said Pulaski County coroner Garland Camper. “We just want to make sure these specimens here aren’t a part of that black market and underground trade.