17 year-old Staten Island resident Jesse Shipley died in a car crash in 2005. His parents didn't realize that his brain had been removed during autopsy for tests. They found out in the worst way imaginable.
According to the AP:
Andre and Korisha Shipley say they had no idea his brain was removed during an autopsy until some of the teen's classmates at Port Richmond High School spotted it floating in a jar on a field trip [to the city morgue].
After the incident, the city returned the brain and the family disinterred their son from a cemetery so they could bury him with the missing organ.
The city doctor said the brain was removed for tests, though he didn't explain why it needed to be displayed in a floating jar to high school students. Personally, we would be OK with our brain floating in juice creeping out high school students after we die. But you gotta ask permission, doctors!
[Picture of a brain in a jar by Shutterstock]