Worker finds eyes in medical cooler outside Missouri gas station
3:24 PM, Mar 31, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Investigators in Missouri want to know who left a set of eyes at a gas station.
An employee at the Conoco at NW 112th and N. Ambassador in Kansas City called police early Thursday when he found what was described as a suspicious package on top of a trash container outside the station.
Inside the package was a medical cooler and a set of what appeared to be eyes.
It's hard to tell if the eyes may belong to a human because many animals have eyes that look similar to human eyes, police said.
Authorities contacted area eye transplant centers and hospitals to see if anyone was missing the eyes.
The owner of the gas station arrived later, allowing investigators to view surveillance tape. It showed two men in a blue Toyota with Nebraska license plates walking the package to the trash.
Police took the package to the Jackson County Medical Examiner's office, where a doctor was set to review the eyes later Thursday morning.