Jarred heart confirmed to be left at Erie County landfill - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Jarred heart thrown in the trash

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The Erie County Sheriff's office has confirmed that a jarred heart was found Saturday at the Erie County landfill on Hoover Road. Authorities suspect it may be a human heart.

The organ was encased in a fluid-filled mason jar, which was packed in a cardboard box stuffed with hazardous materials. The box was left at the landfill sometime between 12:30-3 p.m. during a county-sponsored hazardous materials drop-off program.

"Nobody can remember for sure who brought the box," Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said.

County environmental services worker Lisa Beursken held onto the heart until Monday, when she turned it over to Sigsworth. He then took it to the Erie County coroner's office for testing, to determine if it was, in fact, a human organ.

The coroner's office has not yet shared their findings. 

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