Human Brain Found In Wal-Mart Shopping Bag: Owner Named It ‘Freddy’

Human Brain Found In Wal-Mart Shopping Bag: Owner Named It ‘Freddy’
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A man serving a prison sentence for multiple burglary charges at Cumberland County Prison is facing charges of abusing a corpse.


Joshua Lee Long was charged with misdemeanor abuse of a corpse and conspiracy to commit abuse of a corpse after a human brain was found inside a Wal-mart shopping bag under the porch of the home of Robbie Lee Zoller.

According to CNews, the detectives were informed about the discovery on June 21 by Long’s aunt, who found a human brain in a department store bag under the porch while cleaning out a trailer.

Long had told her aunt in a phone conversation from the Cumberland County jail that he smoked a formaldehyde smoked pot. Confessing to the police, he said he and Zoller had named the brain “Freddy.”

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“The defendant related that he knew it was illegal to have the brain and that he and (another man) would spray the embalming fluid on ‘weed‘ to get high,” Trooper John Boardman, the investigator, said.

The brain was taken by the police and transported to the Cumberland County Coroner Charley Hall, who said a forensic pathologist determined the brain was real and was likely a teaching specimen.

According to Cumber Link, Long is serving his prison sentence at the Cumberland County Prison for his involvement in multiple burglaries in Cumberland and Perry counties and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. Zoller is also wanted for the burglaries.

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  • teatoker

    the worst he did was burglary. “abusing” corpses and “abusing” drugs are not real crimes. why do prohibitionists always want to use the word “abuse” to describe victimless crimes? why is it illegal to have a brain or eat a dead human? those are religious laws that don’t belong in a secular society.