BREAKING NEWS – Montrose, Colorado – A former Colorado funeral home owner pleaded guilty on to defrauding families by selling body parts of the deceased without the consent of their relatives.

Megan Hess ran the Sunset Mesa funeral home and a human body parts business called Donor Services from the same building. She admitted in federal court to defrauding at least a dozen families who wished for their loved ones to be cremated. Court records show her body dealer firm harvested heads, spines, legs and arms, and then sold them – mostly for surgical and educational purposes.

U.S. Attorneys made their case by offering the buyer of the body parts a plea deal. “We had her and she knew it,” the U.S. Attorney’s office later stated. “Fortunately for us, we have the testimony and evidence given to us by one of her former clients, Dr. Frankentstein.”