The mystery of the severed heads with Mason road remains unsolved
Semi-abandoned rural road Mason road, located in 48 kilometers from the U.S. city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, became famous after the end of 2014 there found separated from the body of the head, which became one of the biggest crime mysteries of this century.
Severed head on the side
Horrific find was made by local school students returning home after classes. First, the teenager thought that lies on the side of a breast man, but coming closer, he was horrified to realize that the ground looking at him the severed human head. Scared to death schoolboy ran away, ran to the nearest police station and told the guardians of the law about his discovery.
Law enforcement with dogs, enlisting the help of volunteers, searched all around but didn’t find the other parts of the body. More precisely, deceased, as the head clearly belonged to an elderly woman at the age of 50-60 years. Because this spectacle is not for the faint of heart, the photo of the head we bring will not, limiting its 3D model and drawings of the artist-the criminalistics Michelle Vitali.
The identity and cause of death of the woman with the severed head could not be established
The face of a mysterious woman was well-kept and clean. All teeth were in place, some of them were exposed to high-quality dental treatment. The hair of the deceased were painted in silver color. Unknown offender well embalmed the head, so it could be stored indefinitely. The specialists failed to determine whether the head is cut before or after the woman’s death. Late called Jane DOE is a code name given in English-speaking countries all the unidentified women’s corpses.
The cut that separated the head from the body (which still failed to find) was a master: extremely smooth and precise. The remaining vertebrae of the cervical carefully removed. This led investigators to believe that the perpetrator could be a person with professional surgical skills. To identify the woman failed in the police has not helped either casts of her teeth nor DNA nor distributed by the media portraits of Jane DOE.
The fact that found on Mason road head had been embalmed, pointed out, perhaps the following: head dug up in a cemetery or taken away from the morgue. However, the investigation revealed that similar thefts and desecration of graves within a radius of hundreds of kilometers in recent years did not occur. The staff of the funeral home did not know the deceased.
The cause of death of women, as mentioned above, the install failed. The more criminologists studied the head, the more questions they had. The mysterious case has become sinister and even mystical overtones.
Questions more and more – and no answers
In the vessels of the Jane DOE were traces of atropine and lidocaine – it could indicate that she underwent cardio-pulmonary-cerebral resuscitation. Maybe this was the cause of death of women? But why would someone cut off and embalmed her head? Why the remains were on the side of the road? According to investigators, no answers are many questions.
Then – even more interesting and scary. Forensic scientists wanted to study the eyes of the deceased, but was surprised to find that the eyeballs in the skull was not. Instead, the orbits were inserted red rubber balls with thin lenses. First, among experts there was a version that the eye was removed for donor purposes, but it caused doubt. Why, then, to replace the eye by such «cosmetic dentures»? I had the impression that the suspect, wanted to keep the head in an exhibit or decoration. Local doctors have never seen before nothing like that.
Version about the underground trade in body parts did not give the investigators the peace. Clearly someone with surgical precision, cut off a woman’s head, removed the cervical vertebrae and the eyes, and then embalmed the body part and made to look like a real person. Maybe some perverts really like to have this exhibit in your house?
Version on donor organs: another two heads and no leads
American journalist Brian grow, learning about this case, conducted his own investigation and became the «dark» parts of the Internet… two real human heads for $ 300 each. The seller, however, was very careful and, after receiving payment, left the bag with the remains in the woods, then reported to the buyer for their location.
Experts have studied these embalmed heads, and came to the conclusion that they are similar to the head of Jane DOE. In particular, they have so masterfully was removed and the cervical vertebrae were present inserted eyes. However, the latter can be explained as follows: the eyes are difficult to embalming, so that the head looked like a living, need artificial eyeballs. Unfortunately, under these two heads was not conducted the same thorough investigation, but everything pointed to the fact that the new findings are identical to the head of Jane DOE.
Even if Jane DOE was the victim of criminal trafficking in human organs, remained a lot of questions. Why didn’t anyone identify this woman? Why not let the results of a search for DNA? You would think that this person never existed at all, and his pickled head materialized in our world of «nowhere».
Senior detective Andrew cull from Pittsburgh, two years working on this case, recently admitted that during this time, nearly went mad trying to solve the mystery of the severed head. The stress was so great that one day the investigator didn’t sleep for three days, and when he looked to the pathologists to clarify some of the details of the autopsy, and inadvertently looked at the head, it seemed to him that she suddenly blinked, or even winked at him. Callas says that all he seemed, but who knows what he really thinks and, more importantly, what happened in reality with the mysterious heads cut off.
Anyway, according to the detective, it was the most complicated and mysterious thing in his career. And the saddest thing is that to open it and failed.
Amazing thing, which for three years has not advanced a single step, was widely covered in the American press, creating a lot of rumors and urban legends of the supernatural persuasion. Maybe the severed head of Jane DOE, is really from a parallel world? How much do we know about the interaction of the worlds and especially about the possible crime in this interaction?..