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Woman Torso Shipped To BJ Wholesale Headquarters

04/25/2012 04:27 PM ET

Due to a shipping error, a dead woman’s torso was shipped Friday, to the headquarters of BJ’s Wholesale Club in Massachusetts, instead of a Florida research lab.

“Somehow the packing label got it to their address in Westborough,” Westborough police Sgt. Jonathan Kalagher told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Employees at the office began to open the package when they noticed a description on it that read it was a female torso.

“They started opening the package and they saw the description of what they were opening, that it was a torso of a female,” Sgt. Kalagher said. “They never saw the torso. They saw there was packaging and some type of gel. They immediately notified their supervisor.”

The company out of New Jersey, responsible for shipping the torso misprinted the shipping label causing the error. It was reported that due to the box being marked as ‘perishable’ the package was handled properly, and the torso was not damaged, and eventually was re-shipped to the Florida lab.

BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., commonly referred to simply as BJ’s, is a membership-only warehouse club chain operating on the United States East Coast, as well as in the state of Ohio. The company is ranked #232 on Fortune magazine’s 2010 listing of America’s 500 largest public corporations.


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