Doc Robbins: PVC piping is sometimes used to replace bones that have been donated for transplants.
Keppler: So that the body looks right at open casket?
Doc Robbins: Right.
Greg: They use umbrellas and broomsticks for that, too?
Doc Robbins: Not that I've seen.
Keppler: Wait a minute, they killed the guy and torched him, there's no open casket. What's the point of stuffing the body?
Nick: Looks like the long bones are gone... ditto for the spine... tendons and cartilage... most major veins... phew.
Doc Robbines: They took the heart valves too.
Keppler: So somebody murders an ex-con, then commits arson to make it look like an accident just so that they can harvest his bones and tissues?
Doc Robbins: That's big business --disc replacement, joint replacement, bypasses-- more demand than supply.
Greg: Why leave the kidneys, the heart and the liver? They're worth big money, too.
Doc Robbins: Organ donation is heavily regulated. Bone and tissue aren't.