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Stolen mummy to return home to UM medical school

The Baltimore Sun, November 14, 2011
The 200-year-old mummified remains of a small child are making their way back to the University of Maryland School of Medicine after an absence in which they were posted for sale on eBay and languished for almost five years in a Michigan police evidence room. The effort to identify the mummy's home and return it was aided by a Port Huron, MI, police lieutenant, a couple of astute Michigan anthropologists and the curator of a mummy collection originally assembled by a convicted 19th-century Scottish grave robber. "It was a pretty fascinating case, with a lot of people involved," said Norman. J. Sauer, a forensic anthropologist who proved that the mummy belonged to the medical school. "We discovered a piece of a very rare collection with a lot of history."