A 9th horrifying incident of human flesh-eating in less than 2 weeks, has officials concerned about the epidemic of “zombie behavior.” In this most recently reported case, a student in Maryland allegedly admitted to eating his roommate’s brain and heart and stashing the rest of the remains in a dumpster behind a church in Joppatowne.
Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student, told detectives that he had killed Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, who was reported missing Friday, May 25th, and then eaten his heart and portions of his brain. Agyei-Kodie’s severed head and hands were found in the men’s Harford County home.
The first reported attack in this macabre wave occurred in Miami, Fla on May 23rd, when a naked 31-year-old Rudy Eugene stripped a homeless man, Ronald Poppo, 65, and then tore at and ate Poppo’s face for almost 20 minutes while traffic drove by on the busy MacArthur Causeway.
Eugene was shot and killed by Miami Police officer Jose Rivera, while he was still devouring Poppo.
Ronald Poppo is still alive, but the bizarre flesh-eating attack left doctors the task of trying to put his face back together. Poppo is the only one to have survived out of the 9 recent attacks.
In addition to the murder of Agyei-Kodie in Maryland and the attack on Poppo in Florida, there have also been 3 deaths in New York, 2 in Georgia, 1 in South Carolina and 1 in Tennessee within the last 2 weeks.
Though the cases did not originally appear to be related, the location of these crimes have led officials to speculate that there may be some geographical linkage. All 9 cases occurred within the last 2 weeks and were all on the east coast.
June 7, 2012: “Zombie Attack” Count Hits 15 After Face Eating in Louisiana
June 22, 2012: “Zombie Attack” Count Reaches 34 After Arm Biting in Florida