Police find preserved human remains in jars under Florida home

Authorities discover human remains in jars under Florida home

Police in Gainesville, Florida, have a mystery on their hands -- why there are preserved human remains stored in jars under a home.

The remains were found in a crawlspace during an inspection of the home’s foundation, WCJB reported.

Some of the jars, which contain human tongues, date back to the 1960s.

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The home was owned by a former University of Florida researcher and professor emeritus, and it is believed he brought the body parts to the house and stored them under the floorboards, WCJB reported.

FILE PHOTO: Police are trying to figure out why there are preserved human remains under a home in Florida.
FILE PHOTO: Police are trying to figure out why there are preserved human remains under a home in Florida. (Matjaz Boncina/Getty Images)