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article imageSheriff: Maryland man ate housemate's heart and brain

A Maryland man allegedly killed his roommate, cut out his internal organs and feasted on his heart and part of his brain, according to authorities in Harford County.
Last week, the hands and what was left of 37-year-old victim Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodies’ face and skull were discovered in “tins” at the home of Alexander Kinyua, 21, by the perpetrator’s brother, according to a CNN story.
Hours after Kinyau’s brother opened the tins and discovered the victim’s two hands and head, police say he confessed to the killing and making a meal of it.
"He admitted to killing our missing person, Mr. Kodie, and cutting him up with a knife," Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane told reporters Thursday. "He further stated that he consumed Mr. Kodie's internal organs -- specifically his heart and portions of his brain."
After the brother found various body parts in the two bloody tins covered by a blanket in the basement he went upstairs and got his father and they returned to inspect the remains together. Alexander Kinyau had reportedly removed the body parts from the containers and was observed cleaning the tins by the father and brother. Kinyau denied the remains were even human, however after Antony Kinyua, Alexander Kinyua's father, found the remains in another area of the home he called a Harford County detective assigned to missing persons and told him about his other son's gruesome discovery. The remains were ultimately found on the first floor of the dwelling.
After confessing, the suspect gave detectives directions to the parking lot of nearby Town Baptist Church, where they found the rest of Agyei-Kodie's body in a dumpster.
Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie had left his Joppatowne home six days earlier for an early morning jog wearing a T-shirt and shorts - he left his wallet, cell phone and identification at home.
The missing person's report filed Saturday, May 26, described 37-year-old Agyei-Kodie as "very intelligent" with multiple master's degrees from schools in Ghana and was also a graduate student at Morgan State University, although he wasn't taking classes at the time of his death.
As of Thursday, Alexander Kinyua was booked at the Harford County Detention Center charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault.
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