Ex-Mortuary Worker Charged With Selling Body Parts Through Facebook

A man is seen handcuffed after being arrested by the national civil police on corruption charges in San Salvador on April 26, 2021. - The Salvadoran National Civil Police (PNC), Attorney General's Office (FGR) and Ministry of Justice and Security carried out an operation called Monarca (Monarch), in which 16 people were captured, including two mayors and a former deputy accused of corruption. (Photo by MARVIN RECINOS / AFP) (Photo by MARVIN RECINOS/AFP via Getty Images)
  • A former mortuary worker in Arkansas, Candace Chapman Scott, pleaded not guilty to 12 counts related to selling stolen body parts from medical school cadavers to a man in Pennsylvania for nearly $11,000.
  • The federal indictment was unsealed on Friday, accusing Scott of arranging the transactions through a Facebook group about “oddities.”
  • She allegedly approached the buyer, identified as Jeremy Lee Pauley, in October 2021 and offered remains from the medical school that her workplace was supposed to cremate and return.