About the Author
Varla Ventura is the author of Sheroes
and The Book of the Bizarre
, and is a lover of all things odd and unusual and truly freaky. Her favorite holiday is Halloween, which she celebrates almost every day. She lives in the attic of an old Victorian in San Francisco.
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Six Feet Lower Than Most
: Louis and Gerald Garzone, two brothers who owned and operated a Philadelphia funeral home, were found guilty of selling corpses to a black market trafficker of body parts. The gruesome duo admitted to carving up nearly 250 bodies without family permission and selling them across the country for various purposes: dental implants, hip and knee replacements, and other medical procedures.