May 23, 2015
Brains Found Upstate New York, Police Seek Inquiries From Anyone Who Lost Their Mind
Maybe the brains could be useful in Washington DC.
Gouverneur police collected one of the brains and brought it to a local veterinarian for an examination, WWNY TV 7 reported. The veterinarian determined the brain had been professionally removed -- likely from a dog -- and preserved in formaldehyde.
The veterinarian told North Country Now that the brain was consistent with a beagle-sized brain and was in very good condition with no damage.
But a chemistry professor at Clarkson University told North Country Now the specimen was possibly from a sheep, not a dog.
Regardless, police told both news outlets there was little to fear. The nine brains are believed to have been part of a collection for educational or research purposes and no criminal activity, other than littering, is suspected, police said.
Mystery of 9 brains found in St. Lawrence County village remains unsolved
By Ken Sturtz | ksturtz (at) syracuse.com
May 21, 2015 at 11:51 PM, updated May 22, 2015 at 12:48 AM