Sunday, October 3, 2010
Teen's Brain Pickled in Jar
Several months ago, in State Island, New York, A young lad by the name of Jesse Shipley died in a horrific car accident in which he was the passenger. Shortly after his burial, Jesse's former girlfriend and his friends who happened to be part of the forensics club went to the local morgue on a field trip. They expected to see dead bodies, but what shocked them the most was that they found Jesse Shipley's brain being pickled in a jar of formaldehyde. They would've realized it if it weren't for his named being written on the label of the jar. His close friends and family began going crazy and hysterical after hearing the shocking news.
Jesse Shipley's parents later to sued the city government in an attempt to reclaim the brain. The medical examiner still claimed that there was nothing wrong with holding onto Jesse's brain. He was just trying to save enough brains so that he could test all of them in one fell swoop in his next trip to the testing facility. In other words, it was all for efficiency. Not satisified with the explanation, the Shipleys pressed on despite the rejection from the appeals panel when the city attempted to get the case tossed. They added a further accusation that Jesse's brain was labeled in a derogatory manner. It shouldn't be that much of a surprise that this happened because even Michael Jackson was buried without his brain.
Posted by Richard at 4:31 PM