Philadelphia police sources said they had been informed that an FBI investigation into the case has been completed in Colorado and that a full report, including photographs of all body parts found at the research center, would be forwarded here within a few days.
Philadelphia authorities, including the district attorney's office, FBI and Police Department, were continuing to investigate whether the heads were properly obtained by Spector.
Spector, 70, who has offices and a residence on Locust Street near 21st in Center City, has refused to talk to the press. However, he reportedly has told investigators that he has shipped body parts to medical research centers for 15 years.
He has refused to disclose where he got the body parts but on Aug. 18, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn's medical school suspended two employees suspected of providing body parts to Spector. The university also suspended the hospital admitting privileges of Spector "pending further review."
Police said Lynwood Summers, 56, one of the suspended employees, told them he had sold heads to Spector for $150 each and arms for $65 each over the past three or four years.
No charges have been filed against Spector. His attorney, Edward T. Feierstein, says Spector has committed no crimes and is cooperating with the investigation.
The police investigation began about a month ago after employees of the UPS air-shipment depot in Louisville found at least five heads in cardboard boxes addressed to the Colorado center. The boxes bore the return address of Spector.
On Aug. 14, police searched Spector's office and found eight pairs of frozen human ears. The following night, police seized cartons of files from the medical school's anatomy department.
The distribution and delivery of cadavers to research institutions is regulated in Pennsylvania by the State Humaniites Gift Registry Board, which requires that such bodies be cremated or buried along with any detached parts.
State law also prohibits bodies or body parts used in research from being shipped out of state.
The Colorado Otologic Research Center has acknowledged it received shipments of human body parts from Spector for the past two or three years.