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Judge appoints state agency to take control of human remains


November 28, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Shawnee County judge has appointed a state agency to take control of human remains stored by a Kansas man who is temporarily banned from conducting autopsies.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a statement Tuesday that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will conduct an inventory of the biological samples, believed to be human remains, that were stored by Shawn Parcells, a self-taught pathology assistant with no formal education.

The department will control the premises while the 37-year-old Parcells of Leawood faces criminal charges and a lawsuit, Th...

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