A box of human heads intended for scientific research was stolen from a medical truck in Denver Thursday.
Someone broke into the parked truck in broad daylight and stole the box of human remains, along with a dolly, according to KVDR.
The macabre crime happened in Denver’s leafy Central Park neighborhood, the TV station reported.
The situation was “pretty shocking,” resident Isaac Fields told the station.
“I guess I don’t see too many strange things happening around here usually, but you know you never know,” said Fields, who was walking his dog. “Wow! I would have been so terrified.”
The missing blue-and-white box and its decapitated contents were reportedly connected to “Science Care,” a “body donation to science program that helps future generations through improved scientific research and education,” according to its website.
Meanwhile, neighbors in the area are left wondering whether the thief in question was targeting the human heads or simply grabbed the first item he saw, locals told Fox21 News.
Police are still searching for the suspect behind the crime and the human heads.