Another incident of human flesh-eating brings the count up to 34 since the first attack by Alexander Kinyua on May 25th about a month ago.
This latest incident occurred on Thursday in Palmetto, Fla., when 26-year-old Charles Baker got naked and bit off some of Jeffery Blake’s arm, including a large chunk of bicep. Blake, 48, was still being attacked when police arrived to rescue him.
Authorities say Baker was at his girlfriend’s home on 25th St in Palmetto to visit his children when he attacked Blake. Officers deployed electronic control devices three times, but they did not effect Baker. However, he was eventually subdued by multiple officers.
Baker was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for testing and then transported to jail.
One of the most gruesome attacks so far in this string of incidents was when when Carl Jacquneaux a 43-year-old Louisiana man was arrested for biting off part of another man’s face during an attack on June 6th, according to the Lafayette Parish assistant police chief Kert Thomas.
Todd Credeur was working in his front yard when Jacquneaux appeared and attacked him, chewing off some of his face. “During the attack, the suspect bit a chunk of the victim’s face,” said Thomas.
Officials continue to be concerned about the epidemic of “zombie behavior” but deny rumors that these instances might be related, or that there could be a virus responsible for the rash of cases.
Paul Standford of the Federal Emergency Task Force warned that there is a hoax email that is circulating on the internet that reads:
|I have been hearing about a so called virus known as LQP-79 that started in miami [sic] with a homeless man. its supposedly a virus that causes brain deterioration and led the man to become canabalistic [sic]. It is also said to be highly contagious leading people to believe it will cause some kind of zombie apocalypse.|
Standford stated that people should be advised that this email is false and urged, “if you receive the email you should delete it without forwarding it to anyone else.” According to Standford there is no LQP-79 virus.
Another high profile attack involved a student in Maryland who 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.
In addition to this most recent attack of Jeffery Blake in Florida, there have been 4 other attacks in Florida, 2 attacks in Maryland, 7 in New York, 1 in New Jersey, 3 in Georgia, 2 in South Carolina, 3 in North Carolina, 4 in Tennessee, 4 in Virginia, 1 in Delaware and 2 in Louisiana within the last month.
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I saw the number cracked 30 on CNN but I didn’t realize there had been 4 more. Has anyone figured out why this is spreading?
There has only been one case here in NJ but about half a dozen in NY and it worries me.
This is becoming an epidemic here in NY. They need to do something quickly before it spreads.
I have been keeping track of these for the last month and it shocking that there have been over 30 already and still no closer to answers.
Bad economy, people are hungry!
that was funny..but obama would blame bush
ha ha! You are right!
There is a virus called lqp 79 and it is deadly. http://www.lqp79.org
I saw there are a few websites about this virus, it is very scary. There needs to be a vaccination for it.
Media tries to cover this up by saying the virus does not exist just to calm the people, a doctor was arrested in miami couple of days ago with more than 60 000 $ in cash suspected for being a part of the group that created the virus. Somthing very nasty is about to happend….
I hadn’t heard about this. Could you post a link please?
One of my good friends was recently attacked while plying softball at Park Road Park in Charlotte. There was a close play at second base and while both players were arguing with the ump, the second baseman suddenly leaped on my friend and started biting and eating his left arm and shoulder. The other players pulled him off and subdued him. The police and an ambulance were called and the second baseman was led away. I have spoken with members of the other team, and no one has seen or heard from the second baseman since.
I am sorry about your friend. Would you put a link to that please?
I thought Zombies were dead guys walking.
Hello, people!!! I worry about the Zombie Virus too. The killer, Alexander Kinyua, is a sick zombie murderer and if he wasn’t caught could easily have been on the same path as Jeffrey Dahmer (who might also have had the Zombie virus).
Biting someone body parts is a “sign” of zombie virus, it was just a sleeping virus SLOW to spread since Mike Tyson tore off Holyfield’s ear back in 1997.
Biting other people has been happening since the time of TODDLERhood which makes you wonder. (Can I tell you how many toddlers in my son’s daycare were biters!!)
The “zombie virus” is a scary thing that the media needs to talk more about!
This is really getting serious.
Do you think the Batman movie attack was part of the Zombie Virus epidemic?
Which states have no reported attacks?
Maybe my family and I will think about moving.
i ready for it is there any more proof about the virus lqp-79 virus its scary the zombie apocalypse is coming this is just one of the signs of it coming they say that the apocalypse will come either may 26th 2013 or june 6th 2013
I got attacked by a zombie. One day I was walking down the street while eating a popsicle. Suddenly I heard pitter patters of someone running. I looked back, but I didn’t see anything. So I kept on walking and licking that pop. A half a mile away out of no were this crazy looking guy jumped out of these bushes. I was flabbergasted. I didn’t know what the hell was about to happen. He ran up to me and started trying to lick my pop. I was like oh hell naw dis mother fucker ain’t about to lick my pop. So I grabbed my knife I kept strapped on my leg, cuz a nigga gotta stay strapped. I started stabbing him and his little bitch ass ran away. I continued walking down the street, licking my pop.
I just had to shotgun a man who nearly bit my neck’s flesh right off after jumping on me! Make it 35….
Email me. I need to know more as i am gathering a journal of Recent Attacks. firstname.lastname@example.org
They are not zombies they are infected but they do the same as zombies wich is eat people
ive been keeping up with all this. this might sound dumb but im actually ready for a zombie outbreak
you never know when it could happend our own goverment has actually mad a zombie apacalyps plan
called (CONOP8888) and rumors about a virus going around called (lqp79) so whatever is coming at us
we need to get ready people because by the looks of it these suckers can run…