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Man found with 157 pounds of remains, including two heads
Associated Press ^ | 07-19-03

Posted on 07/19/2003 7:05:57 PM PDT by Brian S

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:43:00 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A former autopsy assistant allegedly stockpiled 157 pounds of human remains, including two well-preserved heads, because he was curious and wanted to conduct his own research in anatomy, police said Saturday.

David Lawrence Beale was arrested Friday after a tip led police to a shed near his home and a storage locker he rented in this quiet college town about 75 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lt. Jim Harritt said.


(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: autopsy; bodyparts; braindead; cadavers; california; davis; experiments; medical

1 posted on 07/19/2003 7:05:58 PM PDT by Brian S
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To: Brian S
his name was dr. Frank N. Stein. (thats Frankenschteen)
2 posted on 07/19/2003 7:07:30 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Brian S
Now that took a lot of guts.
3 posted on 07/19/2003 7:08:44 PM PDT by BigDaddyTX
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To: BigDaddyTX
No bones about it.
4 posted on 07/19/2003 7:09:50 PM PDT by 4mycountry (Over-achiever extraordinare!)
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To: isom35
Pardon me boy, is this the Transylvania Station?
5 posted on 07/19/2003 7:10:37 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Brian S
"For all intents and purposes, I thought he was intelligent."

Well he's got a good head on his shoulders....
and two in the fridge.

6 posted on 07/19/2003 7:11:24 PM PDT by eddie willers (Freeping since before the turn of the century!)
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To: isom35
If it's near SF, you can't discount the necrophilia angle.
7 posted on 07/19/2003 7:12:17 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: eddie willers
You know what they say.... "Two heads are better than one."
8 posted on 07/19/2003 7:15:14 PM PDT by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: Brian S
Hey, I'll bet he got those pig bones from my trash yesterday; I had a hambone leftover from last Sunday and froze it Thursday night to go out in Friday's trash because I don't like the neighborhood dogs to go running around with pig parts.
9 posted on 07/19/2003 7:15:23 PM PDT by Old Professer
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To: andy58-in-nh
Track twenty-nine!
10 posted on 07/19/2003 7:18:32 PM PDT by Riley
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To: Brian S
Where's Frau Blucher? (loud horse whinny)...

If you're blue and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go where fashion sits... "Puuuuuun onnnna Riiiiiiz"

11 posted on 07/19/2003 7:19:26 PM PDT by Treebeard
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To: Drango
When interviewed by the authorities about that exact question, he replied "No, I'm over all that. I haven't been a necrophiliac since some rotten chick split on me!"

Detectives at the scene reportedly declined the suspect's invitation to join him in "poppin' open a cold one."

13 posted on 07/19/2003 7:21:28 PM PDT by Treebeard
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To: runningbear; cyncooper
Aren't these the same remains that Mark Geragos said would prove Laci Peterson was killed by a Satanic cult?
14 posted on 07/19/2003 7:22:03 PM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: Brian S
The bag 'o bones they found:


16 posted on 07/19/2003 7:22:35 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: eddie willers
I blame Bill Clinton for this. He gets a little head at work and soon, everybody wants to.
17 posted on 07/19/2003 7:22:59 PM PDT by Treebeard
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To: andy58-in-nh
Pardon me boy, is this the Transylvania Station?

Why did you do that? I will be humming that tune all night now... :)

18 posted on 07/19/2003 7:23:04 PM PDT by Brian S ("Mount up everybody and ride to the sound of the gun!")
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To: okchemyst
OMG...you are a sick puppy!!! ROFLMOA...
19 posted on 07/19/2003 7:24:55 PM PDT by Brian S ("Mount up everybody and ride to the sound of the gun!")
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To: Brian S
This guy should get together with the German Gay Cannibal! What a pair.
20 posted on 07/19/2003 7:27:07 PM PDT by Lockbar
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To: andy58-in-nh
Can I give you a shine?
21 posted on 07/19/2003 7:29:17 PM PDT by rabidralph (If we limited the use of taglines, we would save $10,000 in bandwidth each quarter.)
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To: Brian S
Euwwwwww.. "He had a fascination with anatomy".. kinda like Jack the Ripper?
22 posted on 07/19/2003 7:29:25 PM PDT by Zipporah
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To: Brian S
Sounds like a privacy issue to me. Leave the poor guy alone.
23 posted on 07/19/2003 7:31:22 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay
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To: Brian S
Why did you do that? I will be humming that tune all night now... :)

OK, how about "Puttin' on the Ritz"? ;-)

24 posted on 07/19/2003 7:33:06 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Brian S
Heads will roll.
25 posted on 07/19/2003 7:37:08 PM PDT by boris (The deadliest Weapon of Mass Destruction in History is a Leftist With a Word Processor)
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To: Brian S
A former autopsy assistant allegedly stockpiled 157 pounds of human remains, including two well-preserved heads, because he was curious and wanted to conduct his own research in anatomy, police said Saturday.

As soon he could locate a Van de Graaf generator, he was going to build the state a new Governor...

26 posted on 07/19/2003 7:40:05 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: AD from SpringBay
"Sounds like a privacy issue to me. Leave the poor guy alone."

Yeah, what he does in the privacy of his own bedroom with those heads and body parts isn't anyone's business. His private nocturnal emissions are protected by the transcendental yada yada emanation of the penumbra of the Constitution. A majority of justices said so.

27 posted on 07/19/2003 7:47:04 PM PDT by AF68
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To: Brian S
"For all intents and purposes, I thought he was intelligent."

What a nonsensical comment. Sounds like the boss had been drinking when the reporters caught up with him.

28 posted on 07/19/2003 7:51:11 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: BlazingArizona
As soon he could locate a Van de Graaf generator, he was going to build the state a new Governor...

Really? I thought that was how they got the current Governor.

29 posted on 07/19/2003 8:00:09 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (Lurking since 1997!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

"IIIIIIIIII ain't got no booooooody...."

30 posted on 07/19/2003 8:00:34 PM PDT by The Hon. Galahad Threepwood
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To: Brian S
He was a big fan of Liberian cuisine.
31 posted on 07/19/2003 8:02:33 PM PDT by Pelham
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To: Brian S
My future father-in-law told me a story a few days ago about the undertaker in a small Nevada town that he lived in. The undertaker had some unclaimed cremated remains of about 10 people and didn't know what to do with them. He took them to a mortuary in the nearest large town, but they didn't want them, so he just took them out into the desert and dumped them there without telling anyone.

I can see someone finding these remains in the future, calling the authorities and the authorities declaring the site the dumping ground of a mass murderer.

32 posted on 07/19/2003 8:18:36 PM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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To: Brian S
I'll bet he's got some skeleteons in HIS closet.
33 posted on 07/19/2003 8:20:45 PM PDT by M. Peach (eschew obsfucation)
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To: andy58-in-nh
What hump?......
34 posted on 07/19/2003 8:34:08 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Brian S
What ever happened in that case down in Georgia where over 300 bodies were found on the grounds of a crematorium?
35 posted on 07/19/2003 9:00:08 PM PDT by wideminded
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Great...I suppose I have to get rid of MY 55 gallon drum of human remains because one sick freakazoid couldn't handle his stash...

FMCDH (Now that I think of it..I actually have a couple of pairs of cold dead hands...Freepmail meif you want any. They'll only be going to waste if no one wants 'em...)

36 posted on 07/19/2003 9:32:54 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: rabidralph
I can afford to board a Chattanooga choo choo...
37 posted on 07/19/2003 10:16:27 PM PDT by katz
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To: Brian S

David Lawrence Beale, 46, is shown in a Davis (Calif.) police booking photograph,
Saturday, July 19, 2003. Beale was arrested for allegedly storing more than 150 pounds of
human remains so he could do his own research. Police say they seized the remains from
Beale's home and storage locker yesterday, including two well-preserved heads. (AP
Photo/Davis Police Department)

38 posted on 07/19/2003 10:34:51 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Brian S
"Beale was booked into the Yolo County Jail on charges of removing human remains with the intent to dissect or sell them, possessing stolen property and possessing methamphetamine."

Ya think that last little charge there might have somethin' to do with it all? Hhmmmmmmmmmm???

39 posted on 07/19/2003 10:57:27 PM PDT by NMFXSTC
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To: okchemyst
"Detectives at the scene reportedly declined the suspect's invitation to join him in "poppin' open a cold one.""

Best laugh I've had all day.

40 posted on 07/19/2003 11:12:35 PM PDT by blam
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To: BigDaddyTX
Not enough brains, tho'...
41 posted on 07/19/2003 11:17:28 PM PDT by BradyLS
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To: okchemyst
Suuuuuppaa Duuuuuupppaahh!!!
42 posted on 07/19/2003 11:19:29 PM PDT by BradyLS
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To: BradyLS
Why not? He had two extra heads. What did he do with insides? OH, You mean usable brains! That seems to have been his problem all along.
43 posted on 07/19/2003 11:25:48 PM PDT by AIRFORCE76 ("from my cold dead fingers..")
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To: Brian S

44 posted on 07/19/2003 11:57:00 PM PDT by 10mm
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To: Brian S
Beale was booked into the Yolo County Jail

Eew! That means this creep is right up the street from me!

45 posted on 07/20/2003 1:10:52 AM PDT by exDemMom (W in '04)
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To: Brian S
Cut the man some slack.

It's good in this day and age to see a man working on his own time to get a head in his profession.
46 posted on 07/20/2003 1:29:36 AM PDT by tlb
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To: hole_n_one
WOW!

That guy is really creepy looking.

I'll save that face for my Halloween mask this year.

47 posted on 07/20/2003 4:48:37 AM PDT by albee
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To: Brian S
They also found several bushels of fava beans and a case of good Chianti.
48 posted on 07/20/2003 5:19:08 AM PDT by DonQ
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To: DonQ; All
Speaking of remains, what ever happened in that mortuary case down in Ga.?? or was is Ala.?..the guy had bodies buried all over the pace. Is he serving time now?
49 posted on 07/20/2003 5:30:37 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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