Entries in Organs (2)


Internal Organs Reportedly Found on Los Angeles Sidewalk

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- An investigation is trying to determine whether what appear to be internal organs found on a Los Angeles County sidewalk are actually lungs and where they came from.

The discovery was made on the sidewalk at 8:30 p.m. Sunday on South Avalon Boulevard in the unincorporated community of Athens in South Los Angeles, said Lt. Margarito Robles, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The individual who came across the organs “did what she [sic] should have done” and called the police, he said. Detectives responded to the scene, and the coroner was called as well.

The coroner’s office is now in possession of the organs to perform testing to determine if they are lungs and whether they belonged to an animal or a human.

“I don’t think they’re lungs. I don’t know what it is,” said Detective Phil Martinez of the LASD Homicide Bureau. “It takes an expert to determine that. A coroner doctor has to take a look at them, and that’s not scheduled until tomorrow.”

But Martinez said the organs in question certainly looked like lungs.

“They looked like internal organs. They’d been sitting out there all day long,” he said.

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Nine-Year-Old Arizona Shooting Victim's Organs Donated

Photo Courtesy - The Green Family/ ABC News/Handout(BOSTON) -- The organs of nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, the youngest victim of last week's shootings in Tucson, Arizona, have been donated to a Boston-area child, her father revealed to The Boston Globe.

The Globe reported Sunday that John Green told the newspaper that he received a phone call about the transplant, but does not know any further details about who received his little girl's organs, or at which hospital.

A spokesman for the New England Organ Bank told The Globe he is unable to comment on donations.

Green told The Globe that the news that his daughter's organs were able to save the life of another child "really lifted" his spirits, and he and her mother, Roxanna Green, are proud of Christina, "who has done another amazing thing."

CNN reports that when asked if he would like to meet the young girl who received his daughter's organs, John Green said yes, he would.

"I'd give her a big hug. It's a blessing," Green said.

Christina-Taylor Green, who was born on Sept. 11, 2001, was one of six people killed when Jared Loughner, 22, allegedly opened fire at a "Congress on Your Corner" event at a Tucson Safeway grocery store.  She was waiting to meet Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona when she was shot.

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