Box of human heads stolen from parked freight truck in Denver

The remains were meant to be used for medical research

A box of human heads was stolen from a truck in northeast Denver, according to Denver police.

The incident happened between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday while the truck was parked in the 7700 block of E. 23rd Avenue, police said. The heads were supposed to be used for medical research purposes.

The blue and white box with a label reading “Exempt Human Specimen” was stolen from a freight company truck, police said, along with a dolly.

An investigation is ongoing. As of Saturday afternoon no arrest had been made. Anyone who might happen to find the box, discarded or abandoned, is asked to call police at 720-913-2000.


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