Cops: Murderer Ate His Victim's Heart, Brains
Maryland man, 21, confessed to brutal slaying of family friend
MAY 31--A Maryland man charged with murdering a male housemate confessed to investigators that after killing the victim he ingested the man’s heart “and portions of his brain,” according to court filings.
Cops investigating the recent disappearance of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, discovered what they believe to be the man’s remains in a Joppatowne residence he shared with Alexander Kinyua, 21, and members of Kinyua’s family.
Kinyua is pictured in the above mug shot.
Investigators had been summoned to the residence after Kinyua’s brother Jarrod opened two tins in the home’s basement laundry room and “observed a human head and two human hands.” When Jarrod confronted his brother about the remains, Alexander “denied the remains were human and stated that they were animal remains,” an investigator reported.
Jarrod then went upstairs, got his father, and returned to the basement, where “the items he observed were gone and that Alex Kinyua was cleaning the container he observed them in.”
During a search of the home early yesterday, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered “a human head and two hands.” In a subsequent interview, Kinyua “reported that he had caused the death of Mr. Kodie by cutting him up with a knife,” and that “after causing the death he had ingested” the dead man’s “heart and portions of his brain.”
Kinyua then directed deputies to a nearby Baptist church, where the remainder of Agyei-Kodie’s body was found in a dumpster. Police have not detailed a motive for the brutal killing.
On Saturday, Agyei-Kodie (pictured at left) was reported missing by Kinyua’s father, who said Agyei-Kodie, a friend of his, went jogging at 5:30 AM and had not been seen since. Agyei-Kodie is described in a missing person’s report as a Morgan State University graduate student who “holds multiple master’s degrees from Ghana.”
Deputies circulated a missing person flyer two days before Agyei-Kodie’s remains were discovered and Kinyua was charged with his murder.
Morgan Student Admits To Eating Missing Joppatowne Man’s Dismembered Body Parts
JOPPATOWNE, Md. (WJZ)—An already grisly murder takes an even more grisly twist. A college student tells police he killed a housemate and then ate parts of the victim’s heart and brain.
Mike Hellgren has more on the stunning details about this gruesome crime.
At the suspect’s bail review Thursday afternoon, a judge denied him bail. But the suspect remained calm. He said very little other than he was originally from Nairobi, Kenya, and had strong community ties to Maryland after living here for nine years. But details behind this stunning crime remain a mystery.
Investigators say 21-year-old college student Alexander Kinyua killed his roommate and then ate his heart and parts of his brain. He cut off his victim’s head and hands and stored them in his family’s townhouse on Terrapin Terrace in Joppatowne.
Family members there declined to speak to WJZ about the chilling crime.
But police say Kinyua’s brother is the one who found the remains, and his father called police.
Police say Kinyua’s brother went down to the laundry room of the house and saw a blanket on a box. He pulled off the blanket and saw two metal tins. Police say he opened them and saw a head and two hands. When Kinyua’s brother confronted him about this, police say Kinyua said they were animal remains and not human remains.
The brother then got his dad. The dad went downstairs and the items were gone.
After issuing a search warrant, authorities later found body parts at the home and in a dumpster of a neighboring church along Trimble Road, less than a mile from the home that the Kinyua shared with his roommate– 37-year-old Kujoe Agyei-Kodie, who vanished last week.
“There was inconsistency in the stories of both the parents that were there. We found out that their stories when they were interviewed a second time did not match up with the first time,” said Maj. Douglas Verzi, Harford County Sherriff’s Office.
But what’s the motive? Police haven’t ruled out anything, including drugs.
They say Kinyua, while cooperative, confessed but would not reveal why he did it.
According to published reports, he recently posted online statements about cults, ethnic cleansing and school shootings.
Both Kinyua and Agyei-Kodie attended Morgan State University. That’s also where Kinyua was charged May 20 with a random attack on another student, leaving that victim with a fractured skull, arm and shoulder, and blinded in the left eye.
Kinyua was out on bond when he was arrested for Agyei-Kodie’s murder. His parents were trying to raise funds for his defense in the assault case, holding a fundraiser at a community church in Northeast Baltimore.
But in court Thursday, Kinyua was represented by a public defender.
Police have not ruled out the possibility of more arrests.
“By no means is the investigation over. We are looking at every angle. We are looking at is there a possibility that there are other suspects?” Verzi said.
The lead detector told WJZ he has no reason to believe that Kinyua was lying about eating the victim’s body parts.
Agyei-Kodie was a graduate student at Morgan State University and is from Ghana.
Obama's America seems more and more like a horror movie. We have Zombies eating people. Homeless people all over the place (even on the menu).
The organized community of Chicago is a war zone much like a third world Muslim capital.
Hopefully, this nightmare begins to end in November.