18 human heads found at O'Hare Airport
Investigators are working to determine if a shipment of 18 human heads intercepted by customs officials at O’Hare Airport are, in fact, legitimate medical specimens, authorities said Tuesday morning.
“Everybody here is ‘Oh my gosh, you got a box of heads’ and everybody thinks that it’s unheard of,” Bell said. “It is a potentially legitimate medical shipment. We’ve seen it at various ports in the nation.”
The specimens, which are still covered in skin, were sent to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office for inspection, authorities said. Foul play was not involved in the collection of the heads.
“We need to make sure that they are truly used for medical research purposes,” said Bell.