The case of the missing brains may finally have been solved.
Recent articles in The Atlantic and the Austin American-Statesman have called attention to the loss of 100 brains from the University of Texas at Austin. Now, the University of Texas at San Antonio has stated that it has the missing jars of brains.
Psychology professor Tim Schallert, co-curator of the brain collection, told The Los Angeles Times that the San Antonio university does indeed have the 100 brain jars. "I know the brains will be treated very well there," Schallert said.
The brains were previously kept at the University of Texas at Austin after being acquired from the Austin State Hospital. One of the brains is believed to be that of Charles Whitman, the 1966 "Texas Sniper."