University boss charged over rotting corpses
Frederic Dardel has been charged with desecrating a corpse, a source close to the investigation told AFP, asking not to be named. His lawyer confirmed he had been charged on Friday 4 June, after being questioned over the scandal that forced the closure of the Centre for Body Donations at Paris-Descartes University, founded in 1953.
In 2019, the government shut down the centre, heralded as a “temple of anatomy” for over half a century, after reports that bodies were left to rot, be gnawed by mice or even sold. L’Express news magazine in November 2019 broke the story of what it described as a “mass grave in the heart of Paris”. The report described “bodies by the dozen in an indescribable jumble. Here, a decomposing leg dangles. There, another damaged, blackened and riddled with holes after being nibbled by mice.”
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