Mortuary worker charged with selling 20 boxes of dead body parts to guy she met in online group about ‘oddities’

An Arkansas woman pleaded not guilty earlier this month to charges that she stole body parts from medical school cadavers and sold 20 boxes of them to a man for almost $11,000, WPDE reported.

Former mortuary worker Candace Chapman Scott, 36, is accused of making the transactions with a man she met in a Facebook group about “oddities.” She pleaded not guilty to 12 counts, including conspiracy to commit mail fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property, and interstate transportation of stolen property.

Separate state charges in Pennsylvania identify the buyer as Jeremy Lee Pauley.

Scott’s job at Arkansas Central Mortuary Services was to transport, cremate and embalm human remains. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock sent remains of cadavers to the mortuary where Scott worked.

According to the indictment, Scott sold Pauley fetuses, brains, hearts, lungs, genitalia, large pieces of skin and other body parts.

“Just out of curiosity, would you know anyone in the market for a fully intact, embalmed brain?” Scott allegedly wrote to Pauley in her first Facebook message.

Pauley was charged in Pennsylvania with a misdemeanor count of abuse of a corpse, a felony count of receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property, and a felony count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and was freed on bail.

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Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.