By: Savannah Smith | 07-06-2017 | News
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Child-Sized Coffin With Human Organs in it Found on Philadelphia Sidewalk

The Philadelphia police were gripped with a high-level of creepiness as well as deep puzzle when they found a child-sized coffin containing human organs on a city sidewalk.

Inside the tiny casket, the police found a plastic containing what appeared to be human organs. A police team was dispatched by the 39th District Police to the scene after receiving reports of a child-sized coffin on the sidewalk. Surveillance video from a nearby gasoline station shows the police team arriving at the scene a little after 9 p.m. on Monday.

Investigators found no other remains inside the casket, except for the plastic containing organs. Chief Inspector Scott Small said: “What is unusual is, inside the coffin, other than the bag of organs, there was no body. There was no head, arms, legs or torso, no skeleton, no skin, just organs.”

The organs found inside the casket were taken to the medical examiner’s office as police searched a cemetery across the street for any possible freshly dug graves. The medical examiner based said that the organs were embalmed human organs, and no skeletal remains were found.

Small said they are determined to get to the bottom of the gruesome discovery. They will use cadaver dogs to inspect and search the area further, to search for the person and the motivation behind the mystery of the coffin.

Small said: “We’re going to look into that. There have been cases where people take remains or human bodies for whatever unusual reasons.”


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