Donating your body to science, after death, is probably considered the most honorable act a human being is capable of. Through this selfless individuals, medical specialists can come up with new ways of curing harrowing diseases, sparking new hope in patients. But what happens when your body doesn’t reach the intended destination due to an unfortunate accident? Recently, a cadaver hugger-mugger on Texan roads has been brought to our attention.
It would seem that road accidents don’t mar only the leaving, but the dead as well. While on a routine patrol on a Texan highway, a police officer made a gruesome discovery. Lying in a ditch, just beside the road, was the cadaver of a 79-year old female. The police manage to identify the cadaver as being Nell Joseph.
According to the report, the woman was suffering for a very long time from a harrowing lung disease. Coroners determined that the woman died somewhere around Thanksgiving, fact confirmed by the family who was called upon in order to identify the corps. Her family members said that before Joseph died she took the decision of entrusting her body to science.
It would seem that the unfortunate woman met her end at Fort Worth. Thus, with the contract being signed the cadaver was on its way to California to the Science Care center where the medical examiners would have used her earthly remains in order to study the effects of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
But, little did she know that, upon her death, her body would end up in a ditch, far away from home. The police officer who found the body declared that he immediately figured out that it was a study specimen due to the fact that the cadaver was put inside a black bag which contained medical ice packs.
An investigation has been launched in order to determine how the cadaver ended up on the Texan road. After performing a couple of check-ups, the police traced the culprit back to the company which provided the means to transport the cadavers to the study centers. According to their investigation, it would seem that van’s back window had poor sealing. Thus, while on the road, the cadaver basically crashed out the back window.
Science Care Center opened its own investigation in order to see what transpired in this case. According to their testimony, corroborated with the police’s finding the window’s seal was actually the culprit in this case. Moreover, it would seem that the van’s driver had no clue that the corpse flew out the back window.
In the light of recent event, the spokespersons from the Science Care center said that the institute has stopped collaborating with the company.