An Arizona man thought he was doing right by society and his late mother, who passed away in 2013 after a battle with Alzheimer’s, when he donated her body to a facility he trusted to deliver her brain to neurologists who could learn more about the awful disease.
Instead, his mother, Doris, comes back to haunt him in his dreams for how her body was treated.
Jim Stauffer is one of more than 30 plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Biological Resource Center, who claim the agency had been selling bodies for profit.
Stauffer claims his mother’s brain was never delivered to neurologists, but instead sold to the U.S. Army for “blast testing.”
“She was then supposedly strapped in a chair on some sort of an apparatus, and a detonation took place underneath her to basically get an idea of what the human body goes through when a vehicle is hit by an IED,” Stauffer said. “Every time I dream about my mom – I told you she was a quiet person – this person in my dream was angry.”
“Every time there’s a memory, every time there’s a photograph you look at, there’s this ugly thing that happened just right there, staring right at you. She will never be forgotten here,” Stauffer said. [via WCJB]
Stauffer’s case wasn’t even the most grotesque. When the FBI raided the Biological Resource Center in 2014, they found buckets of human body parts and a torso with the head from another body sewn onto it. Details of the raid were recently revealed by an eyewitness testimony in a civil lawsuit filed against the center, Business Insider reports.
Mark Cwynar, the FBI special agent who gave the testimony, detailed his revolting findings that included a bucket of heads, arms, and legs, a cooler filled with male genitalia, a woman’s head sown onto a larger man’s torso like “Frankenstein” hanging on a wall, infected heads, and bodies that had been cut up with chainsaws and bandsaws. Cwynar described his findings as a “morbid joke.”
Court docs claim that the most expensive item the facility sold was a “whole body with no shoulders or head” for $2,900. A foot was $450. It hasn’t yet been clear on who the body parts were sold to.
The Biological Resource Center was closed in 2014 after the raid, according to Business Insider, but lawsuits keep pouring in.
Stephen Gore, the Biological Resource Center’s owner, pleaded guilty in 2015 to operating an illegal enterprise and was sentenced to one year deferred prison time and four years probation. Seems like a very light sentence for orchestrating a HUMAN FUCKING CHOPSHOP OPERATION.