Box of human heads reported stolen in grisly Denver heist

Talk about a grisly heist, a box of human heads intended for scientific research was reportedly stolen in Denver on Thursday.

The human remain were stolen in Denver’s Central Park neighborhood out of a medical truck used to transport body parts for medical research, Fox 31 News reported.

The neighborhood is described as “a family atmosphere,” with families, school busses and folks out walking dogs, and resident Isaac Fields told the affiliate that the macabre crime was “pretty shocking.”

“I guess I don’t see too many strange things happening around here usually, but you know you never know,” said Fields. “Wow! I would have been so terrified.”

A medium size blue and white cardboard box that contained human heads was taken, according to sources — the box had “Science Care” written on the sides.

Science Care is a program for donating bodies to science to help improve scientific research and education, according to FOX31. The company was contacted to learn more about the destination of the human heads, and police told the affiliate that the cargo was on it’s way to be used for medical research.

On that note, Fields was a bit more understanding.

“Well, my wife actually does Ph.D. research at the University of Colorado Anschutz,” he explained. “So cadavers are definitely utilized in certain situations. And I’m assuming that was probably the case.”

One thing is certain, aside from the surprise on the face of the culprit when they opened the box, is that the jokes write themselves here… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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