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By adamg - 2/12/24 - 10:02 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today dismissed Harvard and two of its managers from lawsuits by family members of people whose deceased relatives' body parts may have been sold for five years on a black market to macabre collectors across the country - sometimes after unofficial open houses at the medical school campus. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/23 - 11:04 am
William Nott

FBI agents investigating the sale of body parts from the Harvard Medical School went to William Nott's Mt. Washington, KY apartment to look for human remains, but arrested him because of all the guns, gun parts and ammunition they also found - which they say Nott wasn't supposed to have since he'd already been convicted for assembling a collection of parts to make pipe bombs, court documents say. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/23 - 12:58 pm

Ed. note: Amount sought changed after the court docket was changed.

A man whose mother agreed to have her body donated to Harvard Medical School in 2017 today sued both Harvard and now former mortuary director Cedric Lodge for $5 million for the way Lodge allegedly ran the school mortuary as a body-parts bazaar until his arrest earlier this year. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/23 - 10:54 pm
Cedric Lodge and his GRIM-R license plate

From the complaint: Lodge and his Grim Reaper license plate.

If nothing else, Anne Weiss argues, the license plate on Cedric Lodge's car should have made officials at Harvard Medical School suspicious what their mortuary director was up to all those years. But they weren't, Weiss claims, and so they're as much to blame for the grief that has fallen over her and other people whose relatives willed their bodies to medical research - only to learn last month that Lodge was busy selling off brains, faces and other body parts to a ghoulish ring of collectors. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 5:27 pm

The families of three Massachusetts residents who willed their bodies to Harvard Medical School yesterday sued Harvard over what might have happened to those bodies under the care of a school mortuary director now facing federal charges of selling off various body parts to a ring of creepy collectors. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/23 - 1:35 pm

The son of a Saugus woman who willed her body to Harvard Medical School in 2019 today sued Harvard University and its former medical-school morgue director - who now faces federal criminal charges that he ran the morgue as a supermarket for people who liked to collect brains, heads, faces, hearts and other parts from bodies that were only supposed to be used for medical education and research. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/23 - 5:53 pm
Kat and her creepy creations

Kat and some of her creepy creations.

The mortuary manager at Harvard Medical School and his wife, along with the owner of Kat's Creepy Creations in Peabody and a Pennsylvania man were indicted yesterday on charges they ran a ring that stole and sold parts from bodies donated to the school for use by doctors in training - with at least some skin getting tanned into leather. Read more.

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