David Saunders, a World War II veteran, died from Covid at age 98 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Family members donated his body to science.
Instead his body was sold to Las Vegas-based Med Ed Labs but then found its way to a traveling expo called “Oddities and Curiosities” Expo.
According to Med Ed Labs, it was tricked by a group called Death Science which misrepresented the autopsy as medical research instead of a macabre live event.
Saunders' body was reportedly dissected in a Marriott hotel ballroom in Portland, Oregon before a live audience that paid $500 each for the show.
Baton Rouge funeral director Mike Clark, who prepared the body of the World War II hero, told a local TV news station the funeral home staff was “horrified” over what happened.
Saunders’ family members, including his widow, only learned about it when the news station reported on the incident.
In a lengthy press release, Med Ed Labs denied knowledge of the purpose and insisted it was trick. The firm also said the licensed anatomist was unaware of the “Oddities” and behaved in a professional and respectful manner.