Monday, August 15, 2005

Dead monkey sent to city lab for tests

A monkey corpse found in a container at a local plant in Brockville Wednesday is heading to Ottawa for testing.

Brockville police Insp. Adrian Geraghty said the corpse was discovered at the Black and Decker plant by an employee opening a container shipped from Thailand.

The worker called police, who picked up the carcass, sealed it and refrigerated it overnight.

"The chap who found it kept his wits about him. He called us to ask what he should do with it," said Geraghty.

Susan Healey, communications co-ordinator with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, said the corpse was then shipped to a lab in Ottawa.

"We've never experienced this before," Healey said, noting some tests will have to be done in the U.S. and will take some time.

Story here.

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