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Missing: 100 Brains Used for Research at the University of Texas

University of Texas officials are trying to find about 100 brains preserved in formaldehyde that may include the gray matter of Charles Whitman, who went on a shooting spree from a tower at the school and killed 16 people.

The brains, mostly those of patients of a state mental hospital, were stored at the school’s Animal Resources Center in Austin, said Timothy Schallert, a professor of neuroscience and psychology. Officials have recently discovered that about half the collection of 200 brains can’t be located, said Schallert.