PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Mummified skeletal remains of a child that were confiscated five years ago from the home of a Michigan woman who police say was trying to sell them on eBay are being returned a Maryland-based collection.
The Times Herald of Port Huron reports (http://bwne.ws/rsLtq1) the remains were packaged Wednesday and shipped to the University of Maryland School of Medicine, which houses the Burns Collection. The mummy had been held by Port Huron police.
Chemical testing confirmed it was part of a Scottish collection of anatomical specimens from anatomist Allen Burns.
The remains were confiscated in 2006 after being spotted on the online auction website. The listing was removed because it violated a policy against selling human remains. Police investigated and determined that no charges would be brought in the case.
Information from: Times Herald, http://www.thetimesherald.com