Many Americans are struggling in President Joe Biden’s economy, doing whatever they can to make ends meet. But some of those ways are not like the others, as this PA man’s story will tell you. His method of making money may be considered by many to be disturbing. His strategy for making money in a tough economy may land him in prison for his alleged crimes if he’s found guilty. This PA man was arrested on suspicion that he was allegedly buying and selling human remains on Facebook.
Police got a call from someone who snitched on the suspect, accusing him of the crimes. That’s when police showed up in June 14, 2022, to pay Jeremy Pauley a visit and talk to the 40-year-old about the odd call the received. Pauley collects what he says are ‘oddities’ and apparently had at least three full skeletons and 15-20 human skulls. Police reported that all of those items were ‘very old’ and came from a ‘legitimate purchase.’
The story heats up. Almost a month later, someone reported finding FIVE buckets of human organs and skin in someone’s basement. OK, now police are wondering. Detectives, forensics, and a coroner’s office got a search warrant on the home and ended up finding 3-5 gallon bucks that had human remains in them, according to ABC27. The news report on that said:
According to court records, the buckets contained two human brains, skin, a heart, kidney, spleen, fat, skull with hair, two livers, six pieces of skin/fat, a trachea, a child mandible with teeth, and two lungs.
Further investigation found that Pauley was allegedly buying human remains via Facebook Messenger from a woman in Arkansas.
Police say Pauley bought $4,000 worth of body parts consisting of half a head, a whole head minus the skull cap, three brains with skull cap, one heart, one liver, one lung, two kidneys, one full female pelvis, one piece of skin with a nipple, and four hands.
To make things more creepy, the human remains were allegedly shipped using the good old-fashioned United States Postal Service over in Arkansas. The local FBI and state police over there identified the woman. Her name is Candace Scott and she was allegedly stealing the body parts and human remains from a mortuary owned by the University of Arkansas. It’s unclear if she was charged with a crime or not as PA news outlets paid more attention to Pauley than to Candace Scott.
Why was Pauley selling the body parts to other people? Well, he needed the money, as the report continued:
East Pennsboro Police and an agent from FBI Harrisburg interviewed Pauley who, according to the affidavit, admitted to purchasing two shipments of body parts from Scott in Arkansas. Police say Pauley admitted he was selling those body parts to people for monetary gain.
What happens next? Likely a court date and sentencing if he’s found guilty, however he entered a plea according to Local 21 News. The plea deal was entered on June 14, 2023. The crime news report stated:
According to the agreement, Pauley, who had been charged in multiple federal indictments, will plead guilty to two counts:
- Conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property.
- Interstate transportation of stolen property
Pauley could face up to 15 years in prison, $500,000 fine, and possibly three years of supervised release. He must admit that he’s guilty in an open court of law, which appears to be part of his plea deal.
Photo: Jeremy Pauley, East Pennsboro Township Police
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