The mystery of the severed head from Mason Road still unsolved

The mystery of the severed head from Mason Road is still unsolvedA photo from open sources

The half-abandoned Mason Road rural road located in 48 kilometers from the US city of Pittsburgh in the state Pennsylvania, became famous after the end of 2014 here they found a head separated from the body, which became one of the largest forensic mysteries of this century.

Severed head on the side of the road

A nightmare was made by a student at a local school, returning home after school. At first, the teenager thought that part of the mannequin lies on the side of the road, however, coming closer, he horrified, realizing that the severed one was looking at him from the ground human head. To death, a frightened schoolboy rushed away, ran to the nearest police station and told guardians of the law of their discovery.

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Law enforcement officers with dogs, enlisting the help of volunteers, searched all around, but did not find other parts of the body of the deceased. More precisely, deceased, since the head clearly belonged to an elderly a woman aged 50-60 years. Since this spectacle is by no means for the faint of heart, we won’t give a photograph of the head, confining herself to her 3D model and drawings by the forensic artist Michelle Vitali.

Personality and cause of death of a woman with a severed head failed to install

The mysterious woman’s face was well-groomed and clean. All teeth were in place, while some were quality dental treatment. Deceased’s hair was painted silver. Unknown criminal good embalmed the head, so that it could be stored infinitely long. At the same time, the specialists failed determine whether the head was cut off before or after the death of the woman. The deceased was named Jane Doe – such a code name is given in English countries to all unidentified female corpses.

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The section that separated the head from the body (which has still not been possible find) was skillful: extremely smooth and accurate. Remaining vertebrae neatly removed from the cervical spine. This prompted investigators to the idea that a criminal with a professional surgical skills. It was not possible to identify the woman: in neither the casts of her teeth, nor the DNA analysis, nor media portraits of Jane Dow.

The fact that the head found on Mason Road turned out to be embalmed, indicated, perhaps the following: head dug in a cemetery or taken from the morgue. Nonetheless, the investigation revealed that similar thefts and desecrations of graves in radius of hundreds of kilometers in recent years has not been committed. Funeral staff did not recognize the deceased.

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The cause of death of a woman, as mentioned above, cannot be established managed. The more criminologists studied the head, the more they had questions. Mysterious business began to acquire ominous and even mystical coloring.

More and more questions – and no answers

Traces of atropine and lidocaine appeared in Jane Doe’s vessels – this could indicate that she had had a cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Maybe this was the cause of the death of a woman? However why did someone cut off and embalmed her head? Why are the remains were on the side of the road? According to investigators, no there were no answers – only numerous questions.

Further – even more interesting and worse. Forensic experts wanted examine the deceased’s eyes, but were surprised to find that the ophthalmic there were no apples in the skull. Instead, red ones were inserted into the orbits. rubber balls with thin lenses. First, the specialists arose version that the eyes were removed for donor purposes, but it caused doubt. Why then replace the eyes with such “cosmetic prostheses “? It seemed that the mysterious criminal wanted to keep this head as an exhibit or decoration. Local doctors have never seen anything like it before.

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The version of the underground trade in parts of bodies did not give investigators peace. Someone obviously cut off a woman with surgical precision head, removed the cervical vertebrae and eyes, and then embalmed this part of the body and made it look like real human. Maybe some perverts will actually enjoy having such an exhibit in your home?

Version about donor organs: two more heads – and no leads

The American journalist Brian Grow, having learned about this case, spent own investigation and acquired in the “dark” part of the Internet … two real human heads for 300 dollars each. The seller, however, was very careful and, having received payment, left a bag with the remains in the forest, and then informed the buyer of them location.

Experts examined these embalmed heads and came to conclude that they look like the head of Jane Doe. In particular, they have so the cervical vertebrae were masterfully removed and the inserted ones were present eyes. However, the latter can be explained as follows: eyes do not embalm well, so that the head looks like living, we need artificial eyeballs. Unfortunately for these the two heads did not have the same thorough investigation, however, everything indicated that the new finds are identical to the head Jane Doe

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Even if Jane Doe was the victim of criminal organ traffickers, many questions remained. Why has no one identified this woman? Why did the DNA database search fail? You might have thought that this man never existed at all, but his canned head materialized in our world from out of nowhere.

Senior Detective Andrew Cull of Pittsburgh, Two Years Working over this case, recently admitted that during this time he had almost come down with mind, trying to solve the mystery of a severed head. Stress was so large that once the investigator did not sleep for three days, and when he looked at the pathologists to clarify some details of the autopsy, and inadvertently looked at his head, it seemed to him that she suddenly blinked or even winked at him. Call says that all this seemed to him, however, who knows what he thinks in reality fact and, most importantly, what really happened to the mysterious cut off heads.

Be that as it may, according to the detective, it was the most difficult and a mysterious affair in his career. And the saddest thing is to reveal it didn’t work out.

Surprisingly, a business that has not advanced a single step in three years, widely covered in the American press, generating many rumors and supernatural urban legends. Or maybe cut off Jane Doe’s head, really from a parallel world? How many are we we know about the interaction of worlds and even more so about a possible crime with such an interaction? ..

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