‘Desiccated faces’ among the body parts traded from Harvard Medical School’s morgue

One buyer allegedly sent the former Harvard Medical School morgue manager $37,000 for human remains
Harvard Medical School.

A former manager at the Harvard Medical School morgue and his wife have been charged over a gruesome trade in human body parts, including desiccated faces and brains.

Cedric Lodge, 55, and Denise Lodge, 63, allegedly stole organs and other parts of cadavers donated for medical research and education, before their scheduled cremations, in a body stealing spree that ran from 2018 to early 2023.