In yet another case of cannibalism this week, Alexander Kinyua has been charged with murdering his roommate, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, then dismembering his body and eating his heart, along with parts of his brain.
Kinyua, 21, was arrested on Wednesday in the connection of his roommate’s disappearance. The Baltimore Sun reports that, while the body parts found in the pair’s townhouse, along with those found in a nearby dumpster, have not been identified yet, they have arrested Kinyua, a Morgan State University student, in connection with the murder.
The arrest came after Kinyua’s father, who owns the house, called police on Tuesday night after the suspect’s brother reportedly found a head and two hands in a metal tin in the basement, according to The Huffington Post. The two reportedly left the room briefly and, when they came back Kinyua had removed the body parts and was washing out the tin.
Officers arrived at the house and, after a brief search, arrested Alexander Kinyua. According to The Huffington Post, the student allegedly confessed to killing Agyei-Kodie by cutting him with a knife. He then dismembered the body and ingested parts of Kujoe’s brain and all of his heart.
Following the dismemberment, Kinyua reportedly dropped most of the victim’s remains in a church dumpster in Joppatowne. The Baltimore Sun reports that the 21-year-old student was already facing a charge of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment in Baltimore from a May 19th incident.
Alexander Kinyua was set to appear at a preliminary hearing on June 19th, and a post by his parents on May 25th pleaded for help in paying their son’s legal fees. The post states that he was arrested for “being involved in a fight in his dormitory room at Morgan State University.”
In their plea for help, they state:
“In order to get him the best defense possible, we need to secure an attorney who will take his case and leave no stone unturned.”