Baltimore - A 21-year-old college student from Kenya
accused of killing a housemate told police he ate the victim's heart
and part of his brain after he died.
Alexander Kinyua hid the
head and hands of the dead man in his family's basement laundry room in a
suburb of Baltimore, according to the sheriff's office. Kinyua, a
student at Morgan State University, was charged earlier in May in
another attack in which the victim was brutally beaten but survived.
is charged with first-degree murder and other charges in the death of
37-year-old Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, of Ghana. He was ordered held on
His public defender did not return a call seeking comment, and a voicemail left at Kinyua's home was not returned.
spokesperson Monica Worrell said the chief medical examiner had not yet
officially identified the body parts, but that authorities believe they
are those of Kodie, who was reported missing on 25 May. His cellphone
and wallet were left in the home and police were initially told he had
gone for a run.
On Tuesday, Kinyua's father, Antony Kinyua,
called detectives and reported that another son, Jarrod, found what he
thought were human remains in the house where they all lived in
Jarrod found two metal tins, which held a human head
and two human hands. Police say Jarrod confronted his brother, who said
the remains were animals.
According to charging documents, Jarrod
and his father went to the basement, where Jarrod "observed that the
items he observed were gone and Alex Kinyua was cleaning the container
he observed them in".
obtained a search warrant and found the head and hands in the house.
Police say Alexander Kinyua admitted to killing Kodie by cutting him up
with a knife and eating his heart and part of his brain.
say Kinyua told detectives the rest of the body could be found in a
trash container at the Town Baptist Church in Harford County where they
The attack comes in the same week as a man in
Miami chewed away another man's face along a busy highway and wouldn't
stop until an officer shot him to death. Witnesses say 31-year-old Rudy
Eugene growled at the officer and continued to chew away. The victim,
identified as 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, a homeless man who lived under
the causeway, was in critical condition and will be permanently
On 19 May, Kinyua beat a man with a baseball bat on
Morgan's campus, fracturing his skull and making him lose sight in one
eye, according to Baltimore police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi.
Kinyua was arrested 20 May and released on $220 000 bail.
Morgan officials say Kinyua studied electrical engineering.
to court records, the victim, Kodie, was convicted in November 2008 in
Baltimore County of sex offense and assault in September 2007 and
harassment, stalking and telephone misuse for making repeated calls in
2007 and 2008 to a woman. He was sentenced to at least a year and a half