A man in Pennsylvania faces criminal charges after buying human remains on Facebook, police said.
On June 14, officers from the East Pennsboro Township police received a report of suspicious activity in Enola, Pennsylvania.
Investigators determined that Jeremy Pauley was purchasing body parts from a woman in Arkansas, police said.
Human remains were found in Enola and Scranton, Pennsylvania, as well as Arkansas, police said. The remains were being sold on Facebook for money.
Officers with the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock confirmed the remains were stolen from a mortuary in Little Rock by an employee, according to media reports. No charges have been filed against the Arkansas woman though the investigation is ongoing.
“We are very respectful of those who donate their bodies, and we are appalled that such a thing could happen,” spokeswoman Leslie Taylor said.
Pennsylvania police charged Pauley with abuse of a corpse, receiving stolen property and dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities.