“Kentucky Man Arrested for Trafficking Human Remains in FBI Investigation”

By | July 14, 2023



A shocking discovery was made in Kentucky recently when FBI agents found dozens of human skulls and spinal cords “decorating” a man’s apartment. The case has been linked to a nationwide trafficking scheme involving the theft of human remains from Harvard Medical School’s morgue.

The man, identified as James Nott, was arrested and charged with selling human remains and illegally possessing a firearm. The agents found approximately 40 human skulls, spinal cords, femurs, and hip bones in Nott’s apartment, along with a Harvard Medical School bag.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Nott had purchased human remains online using the alias “William Burke” and had been involved in dealings as recently as June 2023. He had exchanged messages with Jeremy Pauley, who was also charged in the Harvard morgue case for selling human remains.

Although the body parts found in Nott’s possession are not believed to be from the Harvard morgue, he allegedly attempted to sell them to someone connected to the case. He sent photos and videos of the human remains to Pauley, stating that they would be available soon.

In addition to the trafficking charges, Nott was also arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He had previous convictions for possession of an unregistered destructive device and possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of marijuana.

This disturbing case comes on the heels of the discovery of a network involved in trafficking human remains stolen from Harvard Medical School. At least six individuals, including the former manager of the school’s morgue and his wife, were charged in connection with the scheme.


US attorney Gerard M Karam commented on the case, stating that “the theft and trafficking of human remains strikes at the very essence of what makes us human.” The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are working to bring all those involved to justice..