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FBI Investigates Case into Shipment of Baby Parts from Bangkok to Las Vegas

Ryan McPherson and Daniel Tanner attempted to ship via DHL on Saturday.

Ryan McPherson and Daniel Tanner attempted to ship via DHL on Saturday.

LAS VEGAS – Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)  investigators are now trying to determine whether any laws were broken by two American tourists who the Thai  police said tried to ship preserved human parts from Thailand to Las Vegas.

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Pappas said Monday that investigators are aware that Ryan McPherson and Daniel Tanner were questioned after Bangkok police confiscated the three packages labeled “toys.”

Thai police said they contained body parts including an infant’s skull, a baby’s toes, an adult heart, tattooed skin.

The 31-year-old McPherson and 33-year-old Tanner were released by the Thai police after they considered human parts were just medical parts and found no law to take action against the two.

They claimed to have bought the parts from a night market for 100 US dollars.

Bangkok police say McPherson told them he thought the items were bizarre and wanted to send them to “surprise” friends back home.

Bangkok police say McPherson told them he thought the items were bizarre and wanted to send them to “surprise” friends back home.

Both were reported to have left Thailand via the Srakaew border checkpoint to Cambodia’s Poi Pet border town.

But Thai police immediately sought arrest of both when Siriraj hospital lodged complaint with the police that the human parts that both Americans tried to ship were in fact stolen from its museum which displays preserved human parts.

Video footages clearly showed the two Americans entering the museum and snatching the parts.

Bangkok police say McPherson told them he thought the items were bizarre and wanted to send them to “surprise” friends back home.

FBI spokeswoman said efforts to reach family members or representatives in the Las Vegas area have been unsuccessful.

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