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US woman buys second hand freezer for $30 and finds dead body parts of the seller’s mother

The woman did not open it immediately as the seller had told her that it was being used as a “time capsule”

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Goldsboro in 1979. Image source: Wikipedia
  • A Woman in North Carolina bought $30 freezer from her neighbour’s garage sale 
  • The seller asked the woman not to open it as it was being used as a “time capsule”
  • Police has confirmed that human remains were found inside the freezer

Goldsboro, N.C., June 1,2016: A woman in North Carolina bought $30 freezer from her neighbor’s garage sale and chill ran down her spine when she found dead body parts inside it.

The woman from Goldsboro, North Carolina was in utter shock when she looked into the freezer. She said “I was just in shock. I opened it up for a second time and my heart went into my throat. I ran out of the house and called 911.”

According to The WNCN, the buyer did not open the freezer for 3 weeks and when she did, women found the dead body parts of human inside it. The woman did not open it immediately as the seller had told her that it was being used as a “time capsule”.

The seller of the freezer told the women that it was a part the project she was doing with her church school class and that people from church will come and pick the freezer’s contents. But they never came, so the women opened it and believes she found her neighbour’s dead mother.

“She sold me her frozen mother for $30. How do you do something like that??” the woman said.

Goldsboro Police. Image source: policecararchives.org
Goldsboro Police. Image source: policecararchives.org

Goldsboro Police confirmed that human remains were found.

When police asked the women about the seller she said, “(She was) Just the sweetest lady. I mean quiet, kept to herself, stayed at home. Just unbelievable how she could just stick her mom in a freezer.”

The freezer seller has reportedly left the town after the sale, claiming she is headed to West Virginia to take care of her mother. Currently, police are investigating this incident as felony concealing or failing to notify the death of a person.

-prepared by Bhaskar Raghavendran, a reporter at NewsGram. Twitter: bhaskar_ragha

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    this is just appalling!

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For the research, published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the team tested the patch with rats and showed that the patch could be effective in reducing post-heart attack damage. 

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Researchers have developed a new adhesive patch that could reduce the stretching of cardiac muscle following a heart attack.

Developed by a team of researchers from Brown University, US; Fudan University, China and Soochow University, China, the patch is made from a water-based hydrogel material and can be placed directly on the heart to prevent left ventricular remodelling — a stretching of the heart muscle.

A heart attack puts the cardiac muscle at a risk of stretching out that can reduce the functioning of the heart’s main pumping chamber.

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“Part of the reason that it’s hard for the heart to recover after a heart attack is that it has to keep pumping,” said co-author Huajian Gao, a professor at Brown University.

“The idea here is to provide mechanical support for damaged tissue, which hopefully gives it a chance to heal,” he added.

The researchers said the patch, which costs “less than a penny”, has been optimised using a computer model of the heart to perfectly match the material’s mechanical properties.

“If the material is too hard or stiff, then you could confine the movement of the heart so that it can’t expand to the volume it needs to,” Gao said.

“But if the material is too soft, then it won’t provide enough support. So we needed some mechanical principles to guide us,” he pointed out.

For the research, published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the team tested the patch with rats and showed that the patch could be effective in reducing post-heart attack damage.

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A heart attack puts the cardiac muscle at a risk of stretching out that can reduce the functioning of the heart’s main pumping chamber. Pixabay

“The patch provided nearly optimal mechanical supports after myocardial infarction (i.e. massive death of cardiomyocytes),” said co-author Ning Sun, a cardiology researcher at Fudan University.

“[It] maintained a better cardiac output and thus greatly reduced the overload of those remaining cardiomyocytes and adverse cardiac remodelling.”

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The researchers say the initial results are promising for eventual use in human clinical trials.

“It remains to be seen if it will work in humans, but it’s very promising,” Gao said. (IANS)