A box full of human heads was stolen from a truck that was transferring human remains for medical research in Denver, Colorado, police say.
The Denver Police Department said a person broke into the truck and stole the box early Thursday morning, FOX’s KDVR-TV reported. Sources told the TV station it was a blue and white cardboard box
Police said the box with human remains was marked “Science Care”. Science Care is a program dedicated to taking human bodies or remains as donations to enhance science education and research, according to their website.
Police also said a cart was stolen with the box of human remains. No details have been released about the thief’s motive or why the truck was parked in this area.
“Pretty shocking. I guess I don’t see too many weird things happening here, but you know, you never know,” Isaac Fields, who resides in the area where the box was stolen, told KDVR-TV . “Wow! I would have been so terrified.
No one has been arrested so far, police said.
Newsweek contacted the Denver Police Department for comment and will update the story when a response is received.
Discoveries of human remains have been reported in different parts of the country. On Thursday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) said it was investigating a report from someone who found a headless, armless body in a shopping cart in Brooklyn.
An NYPD spokesperson said Newsweek that an “unidentified adult female torso in a large bag” was found in the cart at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue. A medical examiner has been assigned to determine the cause of death.
In a similar discovery this week, a woman’s burnt body was found in a shopping cart in Los Angeles. The body was found by a man who saw the shopping cart on fire and later realized it contained a body after extinguishing the flames. According to police, the body belonged to a 26-year-old woman.
“We can’t say with 100% certainty that the person was actually murdered. There could be a bunch of different scenarios that played out before that,” Los Angeles Police Lt. Ryan Rabbett said, according to the Los Angeles Times.