Skeletons in the Closet is the gift shop at the Los Angeles County Coroners Office, and they sell everything from toe tags to kids clothes, all depicting their trademark logo featuring the chalk outline of a recently deceased John Doe.
But according to store manager Edna Pereyda, the murder merchandise isnt enough for many crime buffs.
She says, People always ask for a tour. Theyll say, Can we go see dead bodies? But we dont do that.
And the coroners offices creepy collectibles are coveted, and even stolen sometimes.
Pereyda says, Weve been open for 15 years, and people from way back then still come in to buy the new stuff we get. Our most popular item is the towel with the chalk outline on it, but you have to watch out when you go to the beach or gym because people do steal them. Well have people come back two, three times to get new ones after they get stolen.
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