'Body parts' men wanted by Thailand
November 18, 2014 5:07 pm
Thai police have issued arrest warrants for two American men who tried to post baby body parts to the United States.
The two men, Ryan McPherson and Daniel Tanner, have reportedly left for neighbouring Cambodia.
They were detained earlier but police released them after concluding that they had not broken laws, apart from violating customs rules.
The men said they bought the items, which were stolen from a Bangkok hospital, from a night market.
On Tuesday, the police said they had seized parcels containing a baby’s head, a baby’s foot sliced into three parts, an adult heart with a stab wound, and pieces of adult human skin with tattoos.
The packages were found by staff at a DHL depot when they X-rayed several packages labelled as toys and bound for Las Vegas.
Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok has since reported that the human remains were stolen last week from its forensic medicine museum.