SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – Police were looking for a nude dancer who kept six human skulls and a human hand in a Mason jar in her home here after the woman failed to show up for a court arraignment on Wednesday.
Linda Kay, 31, faces charges of improperly disposing of human remains.
She was arrested Friday and freed on $100,000 bail pending her Wednesday morning arraignment. When she didn't show up for court, the judge revoked her bail and issued an arrest warrant.
Friends say the hand, whom Kay nicknamed "Freddy," was a gift from a medical student who frequented the all-nude juice bar where Kay dances. Kay's mother told The Star-Ledger of Newark she believed the skulls were bought from a mail order catalog.
Police responding to a report of a suicidal person at Kay's home discovered the large, roughly severed hand in a jar of formaldehyde on a bedroom dresser. Six skulls were found in another room.
A medical examiner determined that the hand and skulls are all human, police said.
South Plainfield Police were investigating the origins of the body parts because it's a felony in New Jersey to disturb, move or conceal human remains.
Attempts to reach Kay have been unsuccessful. No lawyer has filed papers on her behalf, there was no answer at her door on Wednesday and no telephone number is listed for her.