Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lungs found on sidewalk




Lungs found on sidewalk, Woman finds lungs on sidewalk? Police say a woman walking in Los Angeles came across what appeared to be a set of lungs on the sidewalk Officers say the organs did not appear attached to a body and it's unclear whether there was foul play (what are some people saying happened?). The organs are now at the coroner's office, where they will be examined to see if they belonged to a human. US: Authorities say something that looks like lungs have been found on a sidewalk in south Los Angeles County.

Sheriff's Sgt. Robert Dean tells the Los Angeles Times that a citizen called Sunday evening to report organs on the sidewalk on Avalon Boulevard in an unincorporated area.


He says he doesn't know what they are but deputies turned them over to coroner's officials.

Coroner's spokesman Ed Winter says a doctor has not looked at what was found yet. He says an examination will be conducted Monday or Tuesday. The family of a four-year-old girl who died after a 1,000-pound cross from a tombstone fell on her and her sister behind a church was set to face the grim task of burying her Monday night.

Peyton Elizabeth Townsend and her sister, Lily Grace Townsend, were playing with a group of children in the Deep Gap, N.C. church yard, which is also a cemetery, before class Friday night at Vacation Bible School. The cross, which authorities said weighs at least half a ton, struck the younger girl on her upper body. It also hit six-year-old Lily Grace Townsend on her leg and injured her slightly, Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Gary McClelland told The Associated Press.

The girl’s mother, Sarah, is a nurse, and her father, Randall, is a state trooper and paramedic. Both parents tried to save their daughter, who died at a medical center nearby.

“There are a lot of people hurting over this,” McClelland, who works with the girls’ father, told The Associated Press. He said he remembers Peyton as a “bubbly, giggly” child.

The Rev. Rick Cornejo said counselors will be helping the other children who witnessed the accident.

Peyton was born on Oct.31, 2007, according to her obituary, which says she loved bright colors, Barbie dolls, and playing dress-up with her sister. On Sunday, a Los Angeles woman found what appear to be a pair of lungs on the sidewalk. Wonder if (ahem) someone coughed them up. L.A. County Coroner's Office spokesman Ed Winter, told the L.A. Times that he found the situation “a little strange.” "Lungs on sidewalk: Officials unsure if organs are human's or animal's"Los Angeles County officials are investigating what appeared to be a pair of lungs found on a sidewalk in unincorporated South Los Angeles.

A citizen called to report what she thought were the organs about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 13100 block of Avalon Boulevard, said Sgt. Robert Dean of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded and called the coroner’s office to the scene. Additional testing will be done to determine if the remains are in fact lungs and whether they are human, Dean said.Someone called to report the lungs at around 8:30 on Sunday in the 13100 block of Avalon Boulevard, said Sgt. Robert Dean of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded and called the coroner’s office to the scene. Additional testing will be done to determine if the remains are in fact lungs and whether they are human, Dean said.

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