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News Release

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Media Relations

Body Snatcher Sought

 

What:
News conference to ask for the public's assistance in retrieving a stolen preserved Fetus.

When:
March 29, 2005, at 4:00 p.m.

Where:
California Science Center 700 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA
"1st Floor in the Sussman Room"

Who:
Dr. Angelina Whalley, Director of Body Worlds
Captain Nancy Lauer, Commanding Officer, Southwest Area
Detective Jimmy Render, Southwest Area Detectives
Detective Willem Erkelens, Southwest Area Detectives

Los Angeles: On March 26, 2005 at 2:30 a.m., an exhibit of Body Worlds was stolen from the California Science Center.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the theft of a plastinated specimen. The 13-week old fetus, acquired from an old anatomical collection was taken from Gunther von Hagen's Body Worlds 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies at the California Science Center.

A surveillance video captured images of two suspects and the LAPD is asking the public's help in identifying the pair.

Anyone with information is requested to call Southwest Area Detectives at 213-485-6795. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).