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Man accused of selling human body parts on Facebook arrested

Jeremy Pauley mugshot. (East Pennsboro Township Police)
Jeremy Pauley mugshot. (East Pennsboro Township Police)
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A man with a viral mugshot, who is accused selling human body parts on Facebook, is now behind bars after Pennsylvania police made an arrest.

East Pennsboro Township received a complaint about possible human body parts being sold in Enola, Pa.

Police were then lead to the house of Jeremy Pauley on July 8 where an investigation was conducted after police were able to receive a search warrant for his property.

In his residence, Pauley was confirmed to have three full skeletons, approximately 15-20 human skulls, and buckets containing 15 gallons of human remains and organs such as livers, brains, kidneys, etc., according to the affidavit.

The documents state Pauley, was found to have purchased these human body parts via Facebook from a female in Arkansas named Candace Scott:

One half head

  • One whole head minus the skull cap
  • Three brains with a skull cap
  • One heart
  • One liver
  • One lung
  • Two kidneys
  • One full female pelvis
  • One piece of skin with a nipple
  • Four hands

Pauley was able to purchase the items from Scott for $4,000.

An investigation by Arkansas FBI was able to determine that the remains were stolen from a mortuary in Arkansas.

That mortuary was connected with the University of Arkansas who had used the mortuary as a way for students in medical fields to study real human bodies.

A full statement from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences:

UAMS is extremely grateful to the many people who unselfishly donate their bodies to our anatomical gift program for use in medical education and research. Human bodies are an indispensable aid in the education of medical students, nurses and other health professions students. UAMS is extremely respectful of our donors when they are here in our care. We have a contract with Arkansas Central Mortuary Services to take the bodies for cremation after they are no longer being used by our students. An employee of the mortuary service is under investigation by federal authorities for taking some human remains from the mortuary that were donated to UAMS. We are saddened and appalled that this happened."

Authorities say that Pauley had admitted to purchasing two shipments of body parts from Scott, stating that he was a collector of "oddities" and that the human parts were purchased through legal means.

Police also say that they were able to determine that those human remains were then being sold by Pauley for monetary gain.

At this moment, human remains have been located in Enola, Arkansas, and Scranton after a shipment of remains from Pauley was intercepted by USPS Scranton Agents, FBI Scranton, and PSP.

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Pauley was arrested and released on a $50,000 bond on August 18 on the charges of abuse of a corpse, receiving stolen property, and dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.

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