A Maryland man is accused of dismembering his missing housemate, gorging on his heart and brain, and then storing his severed head and hands in the basement, according to reports.
Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student was arrested Wednesday in the attack against Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, a friend of Kinyua’s father.
Kinyua was charged with first-degree murder and ordered held without bail Thursday, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Agyei-Kodie, a 37-year-old Ghanian immigrant described by authorities as “very intelligent,” had been staying at the Kinyua home in Joppatowne, Md., for six months before his disappearance last Friday.
Agyei-Kodie was last seen in the early morning of May 25, when he said he was going jogging. When he didn’t return, the Kinyuas reported him missing the next day.
Police put out an appeal Monday asking for the public’s help.
On Tuesday, Alexander Kinyua’s brother discovered two tins in the home’s basement that contained a human head and two hands, according to charging documents.
Kinyua’s brother confronted him, but he denied they were human, and when his brother and father returned to the basement, the containers were gone, the report said.
Police were called to the home and obtained a search warrant the next day. They interviewed Kinyua, who allegedly said he cut up Agyei-Kodie with a knife and then “ingested (his) heart and portions of his brain,” according to the report.
The rest of Agyei-Kodie’s remains were placed in a trash bin at a nearby chuch, documents said.
Kinyua has been troubled recently, reports said. He was recently charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment after allegedly attacking another Morgan State student on May 19 with a bat, The Sun reported.
The victim suffered fractures to his skull, arm and shoulder and was blinded in his left eye, the newspaper said. The school was reportedly going to expel him.
Morgan State students said Kinyua’s odd, erratic behavior was well-known.
He was “always in his own little world, preaching everywhere he went and talking about how he was writing a book,” student Jasmine Bloomfield told The Sun.