After they reported their grim discovery to police, the heads were turned over to the local coroner, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Further investigation revealed the heads were being shipped to be used by neurosurgeons to study ear, nose and throat procedures.
Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper said: “They were basically in plastic containers with lids that are not air sealed.??”They were duct taped with minimal information to disclose what was inside.”
The heads were on their way to medical company Medtronic Inc in Fort Worth, Texas, which had ordered them for research.
A company spokesman said it was not uncommon for heads used for research to be shipped commercially, adding: “It’s a common practice. This is a very uncommon result.”Post published in: News