AG Derek Schmidt: State alleges more consumers harmed by Shawn Parcells, seeks to return biological samples to families

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TOPEKA – (November 5, 2020) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has alleged 79 additional consumers were harmed by a Leawood man accused of providing autopsy services in violation of state law, bringing the total number to 82, according to an amended civil petition filed with the court.Schmidt also said the state now has control of more than 1,600 biological samples collected by Shawn Parcells, 41, of Leawood, and is working to identify family members or others with a legal claim to individual samples. He said many of the samples are small, such as vials of blood or slides prepared for microscopes, but some are larger samples of human tissue.Earlier this week, a Shawnee County District Court judge approved the attorney general’s request to amend...

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AG Derek Schmidt: State alleges more consumers harmed by Shawn Parcells, seeks to return biological samples to families

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