Four Indicted in Case of Tissue Theft

X-rays of a body exhumed in New York show how leg bones were replaced by PVC tubing

X-rays of a body exhumed in New York show how leg bones were replaced by PVC tubing. They were removed without the family's authorization and allegedly sold for medical purposes. Courtesy Brooklyn District Attorney's Office hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Four men are indicted in New York City for allegedly stealing body parts from a Brooklyn funeral home and selling them for transplants. Prosecutors allege that they made millions of dollars by selling tissue samples without permission from the families.

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