Jeremy Poli

Pennsylvania man arrested for allegedly buying body parts from Arkansas woman accused of theft – Fox News

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a Pennsylvania man East Pennsboro County Sheriff’s Department announced that police made an arrest Thursday after they found 5-gallon buckets of human remains in the basement of his home, and an investigation revealed allegations that he was buying stolen body parts via Facebook.

Jeremy Pauley, 40, faces charges of receiving stolen property, dealing in proceeds from illegal activities, and misuse of a corpse.

The police originally received Complaints in June about the sale of body parts on Facebook. On July 8, police issued a search warrant at Pauli’s home, in which they allegedly found “human brains, heart, liver, skin and lungs” inside three 5-gallon buckets in the basement of his home.

“This is one of the most bizarre investigations I’ve faced in my 33 years as an attorney general,” said Cumberland County District Attorney Sean McCormack. “It’s only when I think I’ve seen it all that a case like this comes up.”

The fifth set of human skeletal remains were found in Lake Mead where drought conditions worsened

A forensic doctor confirmed that the seized parts of the bodies were human remains, according to the police.

Jeremy Poli

Jeremy Poli
(East Pennsboro Township Police)

Law enforcement continued the investigation and found that Pauley had been purchasing human remains via Facebook from a woman in arkansasCandice Scott, accused of stealing body parts from a mortuary linked to the University of Arkansas.

Leslie Taylor, a spokeswoman for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), told Fox News Digital in a statement. “An employee of the mortuary service is under investigation by federal authorities for the removal of some human remains from the mortuary that were donated to UAMS. We are saddened and appalled that this has happened.”

Police said a shipment of body parts was later intercepted in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Arkansas State Police has deferred questions about the allegations against Scott to the FBI, Which declined to comment on the case, citing an ongoing investigation.

Polly was released on $50,000 bail. He could not be reached on Thursday for comment, but described the allegations as “a lot of mistakes and drama” in a Facebook post.

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