If you are familiar with eBay then you know some "interesting" items are put up for auction all the time. The item of topic tonight is another one to add to the list. A Michigan woman, Lynn Sterling, tried to sell a mummy on eBay.
The St. Clair County medical examiner's office confiscated the mummified remains Tuesday from Sterling's home. She told police that she received the remains from a friend who claimed to have found them in a Detroit school he helped tear down nearly 30 years ago. Sterling said she contacted a lawyer before posting the remains for sale. You would think an attorney would advise their client to hand over the mummy to the state, not sell it on eBay. I would fire him if I was her.
Port Huron police were notified of the eBay posting by a caller from North Carolina who spotted the listing on the site. Before the posting was removed, due to violation of site rules, one curious person made a bid of $500.
"It's an anatomical, medical-use skeleton," Sterling told The Times Herald of Port Huron. "I would never have put it on (eBay) if I thought it was anything other than an anatomical, medical thing." Sterling likely won't face charges.
The remains were sent to an anthropologist at Michigan State University. The St. Claire County Medical Examiner Daniel Spitz described the remains as an intact skeleton with mummified tissue. He said age, sex and race could not yet be determined, but said the remains appeared to be those of a child.
"It's very, very old. It's probably some type of anatomical dissection that was part of an anatomy class that over time got into the hands of somebody in the general public," Spitz said.
Source: Yahoo! News