Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably already heard about what the press is calling the case of the Miami Zombie. Last week 31 year old Rudy Eugene chewed off the face of Ronald Poppo, a 65 year old homeless man.
The pictures are gruesome and all over the web if you want to check them out, but what you may not know is that this could be part of a disturbing trend. As ZRS Board Member Peter Cummings points out, there have been several other cases of grotesque and unexplained cannibalism in recent months.
In early February, 2012 a 33 year old man named Isakin Jonsson was brought to court in Sweden for cutting off the head of his girlfriend while she took an afternoon nap, and then eating parts of her fresh corpse. Jonsson offered no explanation for his actions, and is being held in a Swedish mental institution.
Then in April, 2012 a 79 year old man in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts was arraigned for killing his wife and chewing off her left arm below the elbow. The fingers on her opposite hand were also eaten. Seen in the photo above, the man said the woman he ate was not his wife and has been sent to psychiatric evaluation.
And there is one more case from just this week that we’ll be covering in a post tomorrow.
Let’s hope these incidents are isolated, and not the quiet beginning to our violent and devastating end.