Human Remains Found in Storage Locker

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating after finding human brains, hearts and lungs in a Pensacola storage unit they say belonged to a former medical examiner.
Someone bought the storage unit at an auction last week and noticed a foul smell as they were sifting through furniture and boxes.
Officials at the medical examiner's office in Pensacola say the remains of more than 100 people were found crudely stored in Tupperware containers, garbage bags and drink cups. Many of the remains were not identified.
Pensacola medical examiner director Jeff Martin said the unit belonged to Dr. Michael Berkland. Berkland worked at the medical examiner's office from 1997 until 2003 when he was fired for not completing autopsy reports.
A call left at number believed to be Berkland's was not immediately returned Tuesday.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 167714885 - wilx.com/a?a=167714885
Gray Television, Inc.