Skeletal remains of vanished teen found in Maryland woods: cops

The skeletal remains of a Maryland high school girl who vanished in September were found in a wooded area just outside of Washington D.C., police said.  Rosa Diaz-Santos’ body was found on Nov. 15 behind some homes on Drexel Street in the town of Takoma Park, the Prince George County Police Department said on Monday.  … Read more

‘Necropants’ made of dead man’s skin thought to bring wealth to wearer

These pants are to die for? Trousers allegedly made from real human skin are currently on display at an Iceland museum. The pants — which have been dubbed “necropants” — are part of a 17th-century tradition that says a person will have good luck if they wear a deceased person’s lower half, Newsweek reported. “I … Read more

Duck Hunter Discovers Human Remains in NW Indiana

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a marshy area in Griffith, Indiana, early Saturday after a duck hunter came upon partial human remains, authorities said. At approximately 7 a.m., a waterfowl hunter was searching for a downed duck in an area near Cline Avenue and River Drive when the individual saw what appeared to be … Read more

Missing Oklahoma men found shot, dismembered in river, police say

OKMULGEE, Okla. — Four Oklahoma men who were last seen riding their bicycles more than a week ago were shot and dismembered, police said Monday, and a man considered a person of interest has since disappeared. Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice said the bodies found late last week in the Deep Fork River are those … Read more

South Carolina man steals cremated remains of ex’s mom to sell for heroin

A South Carolina man stole the cremated remains of his ex-girlfriend’s mother to sell so he could buy heroin, cops said. Jackson Rutland, 19, texted his ex around 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning, and told her he had taken her mother’s ashes from her home in Warrensville while she was visiting a friend, according to … Read more

Family of NYC domestic violence victim found dismembered in suitcases rips apartment building for not doing more

The family of the domestic violence victim who was hacked up and stuffed in suitcases in her Brooklyn apartment recalled the young woman as a “loving” aspiring teacher as they questioned why the building’s staff didn’t do more to protect her.  The aunt of Dasia Johnson, 22, criticized the security guards at the Linwood Street … Read more

Missouri mom drains pond to recover remains of son murdered in 2015

A Missouri mother will finally be able to lay her son to rest after draining the pond where his slain body was dumped seven years ago. Connie Goodwin and her grandson Gage Goodwin recovered the remains of Edward Goodwin, Gage’s father, from the bottom of a pond in Poplar Bluff Saturday, the local publication Riverfront … Read more

Californians will be able to choose human composting as their burial method starting in 2027

Starting in 2027, a different burial method will be available for Californians after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that allows human composting. AB 351, introduced by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), allows for the method in which human remains naturally decompose over a 30-to-45-day period and are turned into a soil. That human-composted soil … Read more

Drugs and human jaw bone found at ex-Oklahoma college instructor’s home: report

A former criminal justice instructor at an Oklahoma college was arrested after drugs and a human jaw bone were found inside his campus apartment, according to reports. The shocking discovery at Bryan Denny’s home was made during an Aug. 31 routine safety inspection of all student and residential apartments on campus at Eastern Oklahoma State … Read more

More human skeletal remains found at Lake Mead amid dramatically dropping water levels

More human skeletal remains were discovered at Lake Mead’s Swim Beach area Monday night, officials said, marking the third time authorities have reported finding remains at the beach amid the lake’s rapidly receding shoreline. So far this year, authorities have recovered human remains at the lake five times, three of which have been at Swim … Read more