CNN.com is reporting that the former head of UCLA’s “willed body” program has been indicted, along with a business associate, for selling human body parts from UCLA on the black market to “medical, pharmaceutical and hospital research companies.” The case itself is a bit of a walking corpse, dating back to the 2004 arrests of the body snatchers.
Screenwriters, start your computer engines. “Hostel V,” anyone? Has enough time passed since news of this tragedy to joke about UCLA’s “student body” or its “willed bodies?” Sure. Let ’em fly.