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Police Ask Law Grad: Why Boil Skull on Stove?

Posted May 3, 2007 1:31 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Brian Sloan did not follow a stereotypical legal career path after graduating from Penn State Dickinson Law School. Rather than practice law, he started selling goods on eBay. A few months ago, he began to include human skulls in his inventory.

That is how some 15 police officers wound up in his Chicago apartment earlier this week, after a potential buyer of other goods walked through his open door and noticed a skull boiling in an uncovered pot on the stove, reports the Chicago Tribune. Selling human skulls to anthropologists and others who study anatomy isn't all that unusual, says Sloan, 26, who has not been charged in the ongoing investigation.

He is still confident that he made the right career choice. "I realized I had more potential in my life running this business," he says. "I felt limited by the law, and I wanted to take buying and selling to the next level."

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