Wednesday, 16 January 2013
What The Hell! 8 Severed Human Heads Found In A Parcel At Chicago 0'Hare Airport
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The 18 human heads that arrived at O’Hare International Airport just before Christmas — and remained there until this week — now appear to be on the last leg of their final journey. The medical specimens had been in limbo since just before Christmas,
when they arrived on a flight from Rome and were held up because of improper paperwork, said Mary Paleologos, a spokeswoman with the Cook County medical examiner’s office, whose office took custody of the heads this week. Late Tuesday morning, a Schiller Park crematorium came to claim them, Paleologos said. But the specimens won’t be released until federal authorities confirm the paperwork, she said.“The medical examiner’s office will photograph and X-ray each of the heads,” she said.
The heads were shipped from the United States to Rome for medical research, and they were then shipped back again to be cremated, Paleologos said. She said she didn’t know the name of the cremation service or where the heads began their journey in the United States.