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Man ‘steals’ two human toes from dead body at exhibition displaying human corpses

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 18, 2018, 4:21 pm IST
Updated : Jun 18, 2018, 4:21 pm IST

The accused appeared in the Auckland District Court and was 'remanded on bail', according to the NZ Herald.

Plastination, which was invented by Dr von Hagens, is meant to preserve these corpses and organs by replacing the human fluids and fats with plastic. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Plastination, which was invented by Dr von Hagens, is meant to preserve these corpses and organs by replacing the human fluids and fats with plastic. (Photo: Pixabay)

A 28-year-old man was charged with stealing two human toes worth $11,000 from a dead person that was featured at an exhibition that displayed human corpses.

The man recently appeared in court and was charged for stealing and interfering with an unknown person’s body.

The accused appeared in the Auckland District Court and was 'remanded on bail', according to the NZ Herald.

He will appear again in New Zealand's Wellington District Court later in the year.

The toes were displayed in the Body Worlds Vital, a traveling exhibit that stopped by in Auckland for the first time.

The exhibition first started in 1997 and was founded by Dr Angelina Whalley and Dr Gunther von Hagens. Since then over 17,000 people donated bodies to Dr von Hagens’ Institute for Plastination.

Plastination, which was invented by Dr von Hagens, is meant to preserve these corpses and organs by replacing the human fluids and fats with plastic.

Through the Body Worlds Vital exhibit, the public is given the chance to closely examine these bodies and study human anatomy.

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