Jars of Human Tongues
Police in Florida are investigating the gruesome discovery of jars of human tongues in a home’s crawlspace, according to a report.
The preserved organs were found during an inspection of the foundation in the Gainesville house, which was previously owned by Ronald Baughman, a former University of Florida researcher, according to WCJB.
Some of the jars date back to the 1960s.
Investigators are looking into the possibility that Baughman, who published studies in the following two decades, may have brought the tongues home as part of his work, the news outlet reported.
Baughman currently is a professor emeritus at the university, it added.
A 1988 abstract in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery posted on medical research site ScienceDirect lists a Ronald A. Baughman as a dentist involved in a case of oral squamous cell carcinoma in twins. Hopefully it's all research.