Litigation filed against Arizona's body donation center with mass & # 39; s & # 39; limbs and genitals & # 39;
A lawsuit against the Arizona-based Biological Resource Center (BRC) has described how the donation clinic abused the bodies of loved ones in eerie scenes similar to the horror novel Frankenstein.
The hair-raising descriptions came to light this week as part of civil action filed by 33 defendants whose beloved bodies were donated to the facility.
Claimants claim that they have been misled by the company that has led them to believe that their bodies would be used for research into diseases or organ donation.
The reality was much more horrible, after owner Stephen Gore was found guilty of running an illegal company in 2015 and discovered that he had sold body parts.
More than 1,755 human body parts were found in the facility, which required 142 body bags to move and weighed ten tons, according to Reuters.
In a statement for the new trial, former FBI agent Mark Cwynar described & # 39; various disturbing scenes & # 39; at the Phoenix location, AZ Central reported.
Cwynar told about the head of a little woman sewn on a large male torso that was in a & # 39; Frankenstein way & # 39; hung on the wall according to the NYPost.
He also talked about a & # 39; cooler box filled with male genitals & # 39 ;, & # 39; infected heads & # 39; and & # 39; bucket with heads, arms and legs & # 39; without identification labels.
An FBI agent said that more than 1,755 human body parts were found in the facility (above) in 2014, it required more than 140 body bags to move – and weighed a shocking ten tons
On the scene of the BRC in Arizona, where in 2014 a & # 39; cooler or male genitalia & # 39; and more was found
Biological Resource Center (above) where the graphic incidents took place. The companies were closed by 2014, but a new lawsuit has been filed by families
BRC owner Stephen Gore (center) when he appeared in court in 2015. He was found guilty of running an illegal business
The first raids in 2014 took place as part of a multi-state investigation into the illegal trade in and sale of human body parts.
Biological Resource Center 2013 price list for body parts
Entire torso without shoulders or head: $ 2,900
Torso with head: $ 2,400
Whole leg: $ 1,100
Entire back: $ 950
Whole foot: $ 450
Pelvis: $ 400
Knee: $ 375
The BRC picked up the bodies of deceased loved ones from family homes, selling the parts to intermediaries for profit, the NY Post reported.
Their price varied from a whole body minus the shoulders or head for $ 2,900 to a knee for $ 375.
After the investigation, business owner Stephen Gore pleaded guilty of conducting an illegal business, the NY Post reported.
He admitted that the bodies were not being used in a way permitted by donors and that he & # 39; overwhelmed & # 39; was in an industry without regulation.
Gore was sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for four years, and forced to repay $ 121,000.
& # 39; I could have been more open about the donation process in the brochure that we put publicly & # 39 ;, said Gore, AZ Central said.
FBI and police looted the BRC site in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of a multi-state investigation into illegal trade in and sale of human body parts
A construction saw from a training video from BRC in 2013 where a technician removed the spine of a man
After Gore & # 39; s conviction, relatives of those who had donated their bodies spoke of their disgust.
Gwen Aloia told me Fox10Phoenix: & # 39; I just had to come and see what this animal looked like. & # 39;
Her husband's body was donated in 2013 after he died of cancer. & # 39; It's just disgusting, & # 39; she added.
Another, Michelle Leader, whose mother also died of cancer, said their loved ones are selfless & # 39; had given up for investigation.
& # 39; Taking it away from them without permission is wrong in every way, & # 39; Leader said to Fox.
Gwen Aloia (left) in 2015 when attending the court to see the face of Gore. Her husband's body (right) was donated in 2013 after he died of cancer
Stephen Gore (above) was sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for four years, and forced to repay $ 121,000
Michelle Leader (left) donated her mother's body (right) to BRC after she died of cancer. Leader said that not respecting the wishes of loved ones was & # 39; wrong in the sense of the word & # 39;
An FBI agent working on the case explained that moving body bags resulted in a diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Matthew Parker said to Reuters: & # 39; I could & # 39; didn't sleep at night after seeing that. It looked like a junkyard where they just tear things apart. & # 39;
One of the claimants Troy Harp, who donated both his mother's and grandmother's body to BRC, told KTVK about his shock after discovering the truth.
& # 39; Cancer and leukemia and whatever, using sample cells … That's what I was told. & # 39; Harp told the site. & # 39; This is a horror story. It's just incredible. This story is incredible. & # 39;
The civil case is on trial on 21 October in the Maricopa County Superior Court.
An FBI agent Matthew Parker told Reuters that he suffered from PTSD after the horrors of visiting the BRC site
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