Severed head of pre-teen boy found during parcel scan in Argentina was posted to female celeb in Brooklyn

Severed head of pre-teen boy found during parcel scan in Argentina was posted to female celeb in Brooklyn
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ARGENTINA, MONTE GRANDE: Argentina customs recently received a chilling parcel planned to be sent to the US -- the decapitated head of a boy aged nine to 12. Customs usually find illegal substances like drugs or weapons during scans, but no one would expect to find a severed head. A young boy's decapitated skull was discovered in a box on its way to a celebrity during a routine check.

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The crate was being shipped from Argentina to the United States when it was discovered in a routine scan to contain what seemed to be bones of a human body turned out to be a decapitated head in Monte Grande, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Inside lay the head of a child, who was believed to be between the ages of nine and 12. The boy is believed to be dead a long time ago, long enough for his remains to begin to mummify. The box was opened due to concerns that human remains were being trafficked, and the horrific discovery was confirmed. Inside the box was the mask of everyone's favorite superhero, spiderman, but the mask was not the only thing inside the box. Inside the package, the boy's skull was discovered neatly wrapped in gauze, as reported by Daily Star.

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According to Correo Argentino, the head was beheaded in the intact shape, with an outgrowth of reddish hair still in its place. The base of the skull was likewise described as scarred skin. It is believed that the box was sent to a female American celebrity who is said to participate in American reality shows. However, the name of the celebrity has yet to be made public. The sender's identity still needs to be confirmed, and it is believed that the sender might have used a fake identity, as per reports. 

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Authorities in Argentina are now investigating whether the woman asked that the box be shipped or if it was sent without her knowledge. According to officials, the head is likely to have been headed for Brooklyn, New York, with local media suggesting the shipment had been tagged as a "crafted Spiderman ornament."

Following an intervention by the National Economic Criminal Court, the head was moved to Argentina's Department of Fiscal Crimes. The Fiscal Crimes department will be keeping the head with them for safekeeping. Since then, the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team has conducted radiological examinations on the item in an attempt to determine its origin. According to a source at Correo Argentino: "The conditions of discovery are rare. Skeletonized skulls are usually found, but not mummified," as per reports.

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