A man in Hartford, Maryland admitted to killing his roommate and eating his body parts, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
According to charging documents, Alexander Kinyua, 21, killed his roommate, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, with a knife and then ate his heart and part of his brain.
Kinyua is charged with first-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault.
The two had shared a home in the 500 block of Terrapin Terrace in Joppatowne.
Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane said Thursday that Kinyua took deputies to a Dumpster about a mile away from Terrapin Terrace, where they discovered a head and two hands.
Deputies had executed a search and seizure warrant at the Terrapin Terrace home on Wednesday where they discovered the remains.
Detectives said Agyei-Kodie had left to go jogging without any of his personal effects, and had not been seen since. He was reported missing Friday.
Sheriff’s investigators said it was one of the most grisly cases they’ve seen in a while.
Authorities sent the remains to the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore for a positive identification.
Kinyua remained held at the Harford County Detention Center Thursday night.
It was a grisly murder and there’s still no known motive.
Detectives say that so far, the suspect has shown no remorse for the attack. They say that while he is cooperative and has confessed, he would not reveal why he did it.
According to published reports, he recently posted online statements about cults, ethnic cleansing and school shootings.The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is helping in the investigation.
Kinyua was represented by a public defender in court on Thursday.
Police have not ruled out the possibility of more arrests.
The lead detective told WJZ he has no reason to believe that Kinyua was lying about eating the victim’s body parts.
A judge denied bail for Kinyua on Thursday. He’s charged with first-degree murder.