Maryland man denied bail after admitting to eating roommate’s brain and heart

By David Ferguson
Thursday, May 31, 2012 15:27 EDT
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Twenty-one-year-old Alexander Kinyua is being held without bail after confessing that he killed his roommate and ate his brain and heart, according to Baltimore’s CBS affiliate, WJZ. Authorities are waiting on the coroner’s report to make positive identification of the body, but believe that the victim is Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, a 37-year-old man who went missing last Friday.

It was in the home that Kinyua and the older man shared that Kinyua’s brother stumbled across what appeared to be human remains in the house’s laundry room. The brothers argued, with Alexander Kinyua insisting that the remains were those of an animal. The brother left the house and returned with their father, but by then the remains were gone.

The two accusers contacted police, who entered Kinyua and Agyei-Kodie’s home bearing a search warrant. There, they discovered a severed head and a pair of hands. Kinyua, a student at Morgan State University was taken into custody, where he admitted to police that he had eaten portions of the other man’s body parts, including the heart and brain.

More body parts were found blocks away in the dumpster of Towne Baptist Church, which was forced to cancel Wednesday night services as police and coroner’s office personnel collected evidence on church grounds. Church members and nearby residents expressed horror and amazement that such shocking violence could take place so close by.

“It’s very scary, especially knowing that it’s so close to home,” neighbor Melinda Kraft told WJZ.

Towne Baptist Church parishioner Kelly Bush said, “It’s very sad. It makes me want to pray for the family members of the person who is deceased.”

Watch video about this story, which aired Wednesday, May 30 and is embedded via Baltimore’s WJZ, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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