This story is just horrific and details of the raid are just coming out although, the raid took place back in 2013. We warn you that the details are unnerving. By one agent’s own accounts a ‘Frankenstein’ corpse was hung on the wall and displayed the body of a large man with a small woman’s head sewn on.
Where did they come from? Well, the diseased were donated by their loved ones and by their own wishes to science. The families were told that they would be used in medical research in Arizona’s for-profit Biological Resource Center. The reality is their loved one’s remains were brokered off and in some cases used as crash test dummies for the military.
In a sworn statement, former FBI agent Mark Cwynar stated that he saw “various unsettling scenes” at BRC, including “infected heads,” “a bucket of heads, arms and legs,” and a cooler “filled” with male genitals, the Arizona Republic and KTVK report. Additionally, Cwynar says he discovered a macabre wall hanging: a woman’s head sewn onto a man’s torso “in a ‘Frankenstein’ manner.”
According to Reuters, agents ultimately found 1,755 human body parts at the facility, filling 142 body bags weighing 10 tons.
Matthew Parker, another former FBI agent who worked on the BRC case, told Reuters that moving body bags from the facility resulted in a PTSD diagnosis. “I couldn’t sleep at night after seeing that,” said Parker. “It looked like a junkyard chop shop where they are just ripping things apart.”
After the raid, families received boxes that claimed to contain the ashes of their loved ones but according to eye witnesses, bodies were not tagged. Leaving families to wonder if they received the right ashes.
The grisly details in the search of the Biological Resource Center nearly five years ago was recently made public after an agent described “various unsettling scenes” as part of a civil lawsuit against the business’ owner, Stephen Gore.
The aptly-named Gore in 2015 tearfully pleaded guilty to conducting an illegal business amid accusations that he provided vendors with contaminated human tissue and used body parts in ways that had not been authorized by the donor.
“I could have been more open about the process of donation on the brochure we put in public view,” he wrote in a letter to the court at the time.
“When deciding which donors could be eligible to donate, I should have hired a medical director rather than relying on medical knowledge from books or the internet.”