(BALTIMORE) — A 21-year-old man charged with murdering his roommate told police in Harford County, Md., that he ate the victim’s heart and part of his brain after killing him.
Alexander Kinyua first became a suspect when his brother found what he thought were human remains in the basement of the family’s Joppatowne home. When the brother confronted Kinyua, he told him they were animal remains, according to ABC 2 News in Baltimore.
The brother then told his father about the grisly find, but when the father searched the basement the remains were gone.
Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane said a head and hands were recovered on the main floor of the home. Harford County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Monica Worrell said deputies also found more body parts at a nearby dumpster.
Detectives have not yet positively identified the body. Police say they have a strong suspicion it’s Kinyua’s roommate, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, who was reported missing last Friday, according to ABC 2 News.
Investigators say Agyei-Kodie left the house for a run but never returned.
This is the second cannibal-like attack in less than a week. Last Saturday, police discovered a man devouring the face of a homeless man on a Miami highway.
Rudy Eugene was shot dead by police after he refused to stop tearing the flesh off the face of Ronald Poppo, who is in critical condition after police say 75 percent of his face was devoured.
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