Only an hour earlier, the field beside a convenience store parking in Norwalk, Ohio was empty.
An EMS crew from the small town 60 miles southwest of Cleveland had been parked nearby on Aug. 25 and left after receiving a call for service. When they returned in their ambulance, police told the Norwalk Reflector, there was a mysterious bag sitting in the field.
Upon investigating, the crew members found themselves staring at what appeared to be a human heart.
“It was fresh; it wasn’t decomposed,” Norwalk, Ohio, Police Chief Dave Light told the Reflector.
Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton told the paper that probably an hour had passed between the time the crew left the parking lot and returned.
“After they returned, it was there,” Fulton said. “It was just a little ways into that field off the parking lot. It was in a plastic bag.”
The paramedics called police, who picked up the heart and transported it to the county coroner’s office for testing the next day.