Exposed: Inside America’s Multi-Billion Dollar Body Parts Trade

By Brian Grow. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is interviewing former employees of a funeral home whose owner runs a side business on the same premises selling human body parts. . .

One ex-employee, Kari Escher, said she was especially troubled by the practices of Hess’s mother, Shirley Koch, who works at the facility. Escher said Koch, who embalmed and dismembered bodies, pulled teeth from some of the corpses to extract the gold in crowns or fillings.

“She showed me her collection of gold teeth one day,” said Escher, who helped manage a former cremation-marketing business owned by Hess. . .

[N]o federal law governs the sale of cadavers or body parts for use in research or education. Few state laws provide any oversight. That means almost anyone, regardless of expertise, can dissect and sell human remains. . .

There is even more money to be made in dissecting those bodies and selling the parts. A price quote Hess sent to an Arizona medical training lab in 2016 offered torsos for $1,000 each. A pelvis with upper legs went for $1,200, heads for $500, a knee for $250, and a foot for $125, according to a 2013 Donor Services price list reviewed by Reuters. (Read more from “Exposed: Inside America’s Multi-Billion Dollar Body Parts Trade” HERE)

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Funeral Home Runs a Side Business Selling Human Body Parts – and Made So Much Money Selling Dead People’s Gold Teeth That the Owner’s Mother Took the Whole Family to Disneyland

By DailyMail. A Colorado funeral home that also sells human body parts has sparked an FBI probe after its owners were accused of removing gold teeth from dead bodies and selling them before using the money to go to Disneyland.

Keri Escher, an ex-employee of Sunset Mesa Funeral Home in Montrose, told Reuters that she found what Shirley Koch was doing extremely troubling.

Koch works at the funeral home embalming and dismembering bodies. She’s the mother of Megan Hess, the owner.

Escher, who helped manage a former cremation-marketing business run by Hess, said Koch would pull teeth from some of the corpses to extract the gold in crowns or fillings and then sell what she collected.

‘She showed me her collection of gold teeth one day,’ Escher told the outlet. ‘She had sold a different batch a year prior, and they took the whole family to Disneyland in California on the gold that they cashed in.’ (Read more from “Funeral Home Runs a Side Business Selling Human Body Parts – and Made So Much Money Selling Dead People’s Gold Teeth That the Owner’s Mother Took the Whole Family to Disneyland” HERE)

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