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Spate of cannibal cases leaves people wondering of ‘Zombie Apocalypse’

Cannibal cases provide grist for ‘Zombie Apocalypse’


 	3d rendered illustration of a scary zombie

Should we all be in fear of a “Zombie Apocalypse” after several recent cannibal attacks throughout the country? . . . Probably

The recent string of grisly cannibal attacks across the country has incited faux fears that this could be the start of a “Zombie Apocalypse.”

From the naked Miami man who ate the face off a homeless man to the Canadian porn star accused of dismembering and eating his gay lover, the Internet is humming with nutty rumors — the undead have begun to devour the living!

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman went so far as to issue a statement — that the “CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombielike symptoms).”

Matt Mogk, author of the book “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies” said he doesn’t believe this is the beginning of the end.

“A fundamental element of zombiism is that it’s infectious,” he said. “As long as the guy in Miami doesn’t start screaming, ‘Brains!’ and trying to eat his doctor, we’re all good.”

Some states have banned “bath salts” — manmade drugs that can cause paranoia, hallucinations and superhuman strength — which are believed to be behind several of the recent attacks, and the

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has banned common ingredients in the drug.

Rudy Eugene, 31, was killed by a police officer while he attacked another still unidentified man and chewed away nearly 80% of his face.  This undated booking mug made available by the Miami-Dade Police Dept. shows Ronald Poppo. Poppo has been identified as the victim in a horrific face-chewing attack in Miami on Saturday, May 26, 2012. An officer fatally shot 31-year-old Rudy Eugene, as he ate the face off Poppo in the shadow of The Miami Herald’s headquarters. (AP Photo/Miami-Dade Police Dept.)

Attacker Rudy Eugene                          Victim Ronald Poppo


Face eaten in Miami

A naked Rudy Eugene, 31, was shot and killed on May 26 by a police officer as he viciously chewed the face off homeless victim Ronald Poppo, 65, in Miami.

The cannibal was caught on surveillance video taking off Poppo’s clothes and then pummeling him before lying down on top of his victim and gnawing his face.

He is suspected to have been under the influence of “bath salts” at the time of the attack. An autopsy revealed that Eugene had human flesh lodged between his teeth, though none in his stomach, the Miami Herald reported.

Eugene had been arrested several times on marijuana-related charges, according to court records.

Poppo remains hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, hospital officials said .

Photo shows Alex Kinyua:  Authorities say Alex Kinyua, 21, admitted using a knife to kill and carve up Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, before eating his heart and parts of his brain.   This undated photo provided by the Hartford County Sheriff's Office shows Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie. Kodie was reported missing May 25. A college student accused of killing a Kodie told police he ate the victim's heart and part of his brain after he died. (AP Photo/Hartford County Sheriff's Office)

Attacker Alex Kinyua                             Victim Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie

Cut up his housemate

Baltimore college student Alex Kinyua, 21, allegedly killed and carved up his housemate Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, with a knife before eating his victim’s heart and part of his brain.

Kinyua, a student at Morgan State University, admitted killing his housemate when he was nabbed on May 30 by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

Kinyua had been called a “Virginia Tech waiting to happen” by a campus ROTC instructor.

He was kicked out of the ROTC program for punching holes in the wall of a computer lab.

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	Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was nabbed in an Internet cafe in Berlin, authorities say. He is accused of killing his lover, cutting up the body, eatings parts of it and mailing others to Canadian politicians.<br />
 Photo of Lin Jun (Jun Lin), who was killed and dismembered by Luka Rocco Magnotta, from a Facebook memorial page in his honor. The page is captioned:
Attacker Luka Rocco Magnotta                    Victim Jun Lin

Grisly deliveries

Canadian porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was accused of killing his gay lover then mailing the body parts of victim Jun Lin, 33, to the offices of Canadian political parties and schools.

Magnotta was arrested Monday at an Internet cafe in Berlin reading media coverage on his own international manhunt.

He allegedly beheaded and dismembered Lin, a Chinese student, and then ate a piece of his victim’s flesh with a fork and knife.

Magnotta even allegedly filmed the gory murder and posted it on YouTube.
Carl Jacquneaux of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, 43, may have been using "bath salts" when he bit the face off another man, Todd Credeur.   <br />
	Carl Jacquneaux of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, 43, may have been using "bath salts" when he bit the face off another man, Todd Credeur (shown).<br />

Attacker Carl Jacquneaux                        Victim Carl Jacquneaux

Bit ex’s new man

Carl Jacquneaux, 42, was arrested for allegedly biting a chunk off the face of his ex-wife’s new husband during an attempted robbery on June 2 in Louisiana.

Jacquneaux repeatedly bit victim Todd Credeur’s face, “removing flesh the size of a quarter,” according to an affidavit.

Credeur, who was working in his front yard at the time of the attack, is recovering at home, according to KATC-TV.

Jacquneaux is being held at Lafayette Parish Correctional Center in Lafayette, L.A. in lieu of a $250,000 bail.

With News Wire Reports

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