Following the execution of a federal search warrant at the home of a Mount Washington man earlier this week, authorities reportedly uncovered a genuinely gruesome and almost unbelievable scene.
The FBI conducted a search of James William Nott’s residence on July 11 in relation to the sale and shipment of stolen human remains through internet marketplaces.
An FBI agent questioned Nott about if there was anyone else living in the flat when police arrived. “Only my dead friends,” he answered.
Numerous human remains, including 40 human skulls, spinal cords, femurs, and hip bones, were discovered inside by the police.
Later, an agent noted that the skulls had been “decorated around the furniture.”
The FBI started looking into Nott after it was found that he had spoken with Pennsylvanian Jeremy Pauley, who was also under investigation for his involvement in a widespread operation to buy and sell stolen human remains.
The network of people involved in the plan, including Cedric Lodge, the mortuary manager at the Harvard Medical School who was accused last month, was among the people Pauley gave federal investigators information about, according to the authorities.
Police said that Nott’s house also had a Harvard Medical bag.
According to the statement, Nott posted about human remains for sale on Facebook as recently as June 2023 when law enforcement officials looked at his public Facebook profile.
Nott was detained and charged with unauthorized possession of a handgun as a restricted person during the Mount Washington raid on Tuesday.
According to the records, agents also discovered an AK-47 rifle, a.38 caliber revolver, a number of rifle magazines that were both filled and unloaded, additional ammo, inert grenades, and two plates of body armor close to Nott’s bed.