Date: February 1, 2009
Title: Zombie Attack At Hierakonpolis
Date: November 6, 2007
Abstract: Hierakonpolis is a site famous for its many "firsts," so many, in fact, it is not easy to keep track of them all. So we are grateful(?) to Max Brooks for bringing to our attention that the site can also claim the title to the earliest recorded zombie attack in history. In his magisterial tome, The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), he informs us that in 1892, a British dig at Hierakonpolis unearthed a nondescript tomb containing a partially decomposed body, whose brain had been infected with the virus (Solanum) that turns people into zombies. In addition, thousands of scratch marks adorned every surface of the tomb, as if the corpse had tried to claw its way out! [Editor's note: click here for an interview with Max Brooks and a timeline of archaeologically documented zombie outbreaks.]
With the records available to us (Mr. Brooks obviously has access to others), the British dig can be identified as that conducted by Mssr. Somers Clarke and J.J. Tylor, during which they cleared the decorated tombs of Ny-ankh-pepy (Old Kingdom and Middle Kingdom) and Horemkhawef (Second Intermediate Period) on Old Kingdom hill. The notes of Tylor are lost to us, but Clarke's are preserved in the Griffith Institute, Oxford. Unusually cryptic in his discussion, he makes no mention of such a momentous discovery. Thus we can only infer that the tomb in question is one of those in the adjoining courtyard, and just a short distance from the underground chamber we examined in 2006 (see Hierakonpolis 2006: Adventures Underground). The tomb in question may indeed be the one we use a cozy and sheltered spot to take our lunch while working on the Fort, as its plastered, but unpainted walls are indeed covered with innumerable scratch marks that defy photography. If is the case, we might quibble--purely for the sake of scientific accuracy--that the 3000 B.C. date ascribed for the attack should be revised downward to the Old Kingdom, but its premier historical position remains unaffected. [Editor's note: this proposed re-dating, if accepted, necessitates a revision of Brooks's zombie-attack timeline.]
On the other hand, in support of the earlier date, some have claimed that the famous Palette of Narmer (ca. 3000 B.C.), also from Hierakonpolis, far from recording a victory in the war of unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, is instead a celebration of the successful repulse of a zombie attack. Although we tend to focus on the verso where the king is shown smiting a kneeling enemy, it is the other side that is actually the front. It is the side with the depression for mixing the cosmetics for adorning the cult statue, and so it would seem that the scene of the king marching in procession to view a pile of decapitated bodies is the really important message. Nevertheless, while this scene may be evidence for zombie activity, reliance solely on pictorial records for such claims is scientifically questionable at best. There may be more to this in that Narmer's name means catfish-chisel, which sounds strange, and a catfish and chisel appear on the palette. But this could make sense if the palette refers to a victory over zombie forces. Perhaps Narmer wielded a large Nile catfish, Clarias?, grasping the tail and using it as a sort of black jack to stun the zombies, then removed their heads with a chisel. While it is an attractive idea, no serious archaeologist would hang their fedora on it without further evidence.
Recent work at Hierakonpolis has, however, revealed compelling evidence that zombies may have been problematic already in Predynastic Egypt (ca. 3500 B.C.). Because this work has been undertaken with the most modern techniques, there is also the potential to uncover the hard scientific facts to illuminate the matter fully.
From the very beginning of Predynastic research, Sir W.M. Flinders Petrie reported several headless, but seemingly intact, burials during his famous excavations at Naqada in 1895. Further excavations at Gerzeh and other sites revealed more of these curious burials, but no satisfactory explanation could be proposed at the time. More recently, excavations in the non-elite cemetery at Hierakonpolis (HK43), undertaken from 1996 to 2004, have uncovered more of these strange headless burials in addition to 21 individuals whose cervical vertebrae bear cut marks indicative of complete decapitation. The individuals include men and women ranging in age from 16 to 65. The number and the standard position of the cut marks (usually on the second-fourth cervical vertebrae; always from the front) indicate an effort far greater than that needed simply to cause the death of a normal (uninfected) person. The standard position also indicates these are not injuries sustained during normal warfare.
Overall, those with cut marks represent less than 4% of the cemetery's population. Thus, one might suggest that the threat of zombification was relatively low, and those manifesting the disease were dealt with swiftly (though in some cemeteries evidence for cannibalism has also been found suggesting that one or two got a good meal first). Of course, if left unchecked, the virus could rage fiercely and it may have been the need for decisive and brave action that was the impetus that led to the development of early kingship in Egypt and at Hierakonpolis in the first place. (Perhaps a careful review of excavation records and skeletal remains from early Mesopotamian city-states is in order.)
While currently this might seem a speculative theory for state formation, the fine preservation of the brains rattling around in the skulls of some of the cut folks does provide the potential for scientific verification. We are currently seeking funding for a major research project to determine if remnants of the virus can be distilled from the preserved brain matter and, of course, more importantly, whether this virus is still viable. If so, it may allow for a vaccination to be developed so that this scourge, which seems to have threatened mankind for even longer than we previously imagined, can finally be put to rest.
Little is known about how long the virus can lay dormant, thus it is possible that another outbreak could occur at any time--given its history, especially at Hierakonpolis. With this potential in mind, we asked Tom Flanigan, zombie eradication expert for the U.S. Forestry Service, to draw up a contingency plan for us--see his report below. However, we stress that nothing amiss has been observed during any of our recent excavations (though the number of missing heads is a bit curious).
A Contingency Plan for a Solanum Outbreak at Hierakonpolis
When we think of zombies, our thoughts turn to the ghouls from Hollywood movies. Some of us with a background in anthropology may first think of Wade Davis' groundbreaking work in Haiti. Davis purported to discover that zombies were indeed real, and were the work of "Bokor" Voodoo sorcerers using a powder derived from fish toxins called poud zombie (Davis 1988: 1715). Davis' zombies were not truly reanimated dead bodies, but people put into a death-like coma. When the person regained consciousness they were made to be slaves in remote villages.
However here we are concerned with real zombies, reanimated bodies of the recent dead who are driven by an urge to consume living people, in turn, creating more zombies. The idea that zombies are supernatural beings needs to be discarded. They are not the Spawn of Hell, although, they certainly look the part. They are, or were, people who were infected by the Solanumvirus. The virus creates a zombie by eating away the frontal lobe of the brain for replication, thus destroying it. The virus mutates the brain and allows the brain to remain alive but dormant and without the need for oxygen. Once the mutation is complete, approximately 23 hours from infection to fully functioning zombie, the ghoul will be on the unending search for living human flesh, thus spreading the infection (Brooks 2003: 2).
What to do in the Event of an Outbreak
While the history of the Hierakonpolis outbreak (or outbreaks) is certainly educational, it provides us with enough information to know that the potential exists for another one. Great care must be taken during any tomb excavation and when dealing with human remains. A little mummy dust in an open wound or scratch could have you driving the Devil's Cadillac in the fast lane all the way to Zombie-town.
Assuming the virus is unleashed, your first thought might be that you will be dealing with throngs of the ancient Egyptians. This is not the problem. Remember, that Solanum does not reanimate the already dead, it kills living beings and reanimates them into flesh eaters. The threat will therefore come from local population centers, and most likely the Hierakonpolis team itself.
There are two ways to stop a zombie. The first is simply to wait out the outbreak for a number of years until the living dead have decomposed to a level that they no longer present a threat. The second is the head shot. You have to disconnect what is left of the brain from the body. Given the tools on hand at Hierakonpolis this will likely be done with trowels (Marshalltown recommended), but shovels have also been shown to be effective.
Almost certainly the first sign of infection will come from the Hierakonpolis team. I would surmise that the most likely hosts will be physical anthropologists working in the lab environment due to their continued exposure to human remains and that good old fashioned "mummy dust" we are all familiar with. The unfortunate side effect of the infection starting within this specialized group of researchers is that they are generally the least squeamish about decapitation duty. I know for a fact that Sean Dougherty, a physical anthropologist with extensive experience at the site, wouldn't hesitate to lop off the head of any member of the team at any time, and for any reason. As morbid and disturbing as it sounds, guys like Sean can be a real asset in this type of situation.
However, should these experts be unavailable, or have already succumbed, it might be time to consider barricades. The Hoffman House has a number of rooms that could easily be secured against zombie intrusion. Just make sure the room is ghoul-free prior to barricading yourself in it. Treat the outbreak as you would any other natural disaster. Have a contingency plan for food, water, and other necessities, and be prepared to be self sufficient. The fact that the Hoffman House has an existing wall around it with a locking metal gate, a water system, solar power, fruit-bearing trees, and a vegetable garden, puts you in a great position to survive. In fact, the house is situated so well, tactically speaking, it is hard to imagine that the original architect was unaware of the potential of the house as a defensive position in the event that the dead would rise again.This may seem absurd, but you won't think its funny when you are feasting on the corpses of your friends and fellow researchers, in fact, you won't be thinking at all (Archaeology.org, 2012).
Title: Charles Ward - Founder of C. Z. R. G. - "My Story"
Date: July 13, 2007
Source: The Citizens Zombie Research Group
Abstract: Hello. My name is Charles Ward. This is the story about my first encounter with a "zombie". I put zombie in quotations only because I'm assuming that that is what I saw that day. And, I do mean zombie as in "George Romero zombie". That is, a corpse that has come to life with a hunger for human flesh. I know it sounds crazy and I bet your saying to yourself, "Wow, this guy is a case" and "What!? Zombies aren't real! This is some fake shit right here!" Those are logical reactions, I know. But, if what I saw that day wasn't a zombie, then I don't know what else it could have been.
Back in August of 2003, I was living in Houston, Texas. I had a friend who had, a week before, been in a pretty crazy car accident. He was holed up at St. Joe's medical facility and I had been coming to see him regularly throughout the week. There was nothing strange about this hospital. It's about what one would expect when it comes to a hospital. But that day something odd was going on. I had weird vibes all around me as soon as i got out of my car.
There were two Army trucks parked near the main entrance. One was a classic Humvee, while the other was one of those large transport trucks. They were both backed into the parking spaces, their engines were idling, and they were both occupied by drivers as if they would be ready to launch from the parking spaces at any moment. As I walked passed the two trucks, I noticed a lot of "official" looking people, like feds or something, hanging out outside the main entry. A few were talking on cell phones while others were smoking cigarettes and/or looking menacing.
I continued to walk through this strange sight with the strangest feeling of being watched. The doors slid open for me and I continued on through the lobby passing the front desk. One of the ladies behind the desk told me that I couldn't go into the south hall of level 2. My friend was located in the north hall in room 222.
After my encounter with the lady at the front desk, I turned toward the elevator doors located half way down the hallway. I remember thinking to myself, "So I couldn't be in the south hall? What? Why did they stop me like that? " This was my fourth time to visit my friend and both times before had been smooth sailing up to his room.
Anyway, so I got to the elevator and got in. Just before the door shut, one of those "official" guys ran up to keep the door from shutting. Five more of those guys joined me on the elevator. I moved myself to the corner and found myself quite nervous of them. One of them had asked me which floor I was headed to and he pushed the button. It seemed like the longest elevator ride of my life. These guys were silent towers hovering over me. Finally, the door opened and they exited left. I exited right. I continued on to my friends room and looked back just in time to see them turn a corner.
I got to my friends room and told him about the weird things going on. He agreed that it had been a strange day for him as well. Apparently, that morning, one of the nurses had left the door to his room open after checking on him. At one point, he heard someone yell, "Come here!" and then a group of "official looking" guys came running down the hall passing his room almost knocking over some poor nurse who happened to be walking by at the same time. An hour later after that he said that one of those men came into his room and looked around for about five minutes without saying a word. About ten minutes later, one of the nurses came in and told him that there was a possibility that they would have to move him to another floor in a different room. When asked why, she told him that there was some sort of "renovation problem". Whatever that means, right?
After hanging out for a bit, I decided to leave. When I got back to the elevator I suddenly had a moment of curiosity. So I kept walking. I headed in the same direction those guys went after I got off the elevator on the way up. As I got closer to the corner, the one I saw them go around, I heard some sort of commotion going on. I remember thinking that I probably shouldn't be going down here. I wish to this day that I had stopped and went back. But I kept going.
I remember turning the corner and everything seeming to go in slow motion. I had stopped in my tracks, eyes wide, jaw dropped because I couldn't believe what i was seeing. There in front of me, maybe about four doors down, on the floor was a patient, whose back was turned to me, hunched over the body of another man who was lying on his back in a pool of blood. Circling around these two figures on the floor, were three "officials" steadily and carefully keeping there distance. They didn't notice me standing there until my cell phone went off. I snapped out of it and looked down at my pant pocket. I looked up. Not only were the "officials" staring at me, but so was the person who had been hunched over the bloody body. I'll never forget what that "person" looked like. It's eyes were colorless...black almost. It's pale face looked tired and worn. In it's mouth was a fleshy piece of human, bloody and dripping. I peed my pants.
One of the men yelled for me to leave. I stood there motionless, until, from behind two men grabbed me. They pulled me backwards away from that frightening scene and dragged me back to the elevator.
One of them told me to go home as they shoved me into the elevator.
Just as the door shut, one of them pulled out a walkie-talkie device and shouted into it, "Shut this floor down!"
I remember sitting down on the floor of the elevator replaying what just happened over and over. All I could think about was it's face. It's cold, dead eyes staring at me. I didn't even realize that the elevator had moved it's way down to level one. The doors slid open and more of those official guys were there. They picked me up to my feet and escorted me to the door. I remember one of the men telling me to have a good day! Ha, can you believe that?!
As I got into my car, four unmarked white minivans came rushing towards the entrance. Needless to say, I left there in a bit of a hurry. I wasn't about to stick around. As I drove away from the parking lot, a fire truck whizzed by me. Pulling out my cell phone, I realized I had a missed call from my friend in the hospital. I called him.
I asked him if everything was alright and if he could see or hear anything. The door to his room was shut but he could hear some yelling and commotion. I almost told him what I had seen but I stopped because I had realized that he wouldn't believe what I had seen. No one would. The "officials" probably knew that. If I was the only "civilian" witness to this they could let me go with no problem. No one would believe what I had seen. That's why they didn't try to "debrief" me. That's why they just sent me on my way. Nothing here to see. Keep moving.
Later, that night I watched the local news and national news to see if anybody would report the story. It never came. What did come was much more damning. Yet, it didn't surprise me at all. The story the authorities released to the media had something to do with some poor doc who got his head sliced off by a malfunctioning elevator!
A couple days after the incident, I went to visit my friend again. I remember the feeling I had as I returned and walked through the hospital doors. This time there were no "officials" around. The lady at the front desk told me that the second floor was closed for "renovations" and that my friend had been moved to a different room on a different floor. When I found him, I told him about the zombie. Of course, he didn't believe me. I kept going on and on about it until I realized that I was making him uncomfortable, so I just dropped it. Before I left the hospital that day, I stopped by the front desk and talked to the two ladies there. I had told them that I had heard about the "incident" in the news and that I was sorry. I then asked if they had known the doctor who got his head sliced off. They said they didn't. They said they didn't even know the elevator was screwed up because people used it all day long that day.
For a while after the incident, I kept quiet about my story. I did tons of research into the whole zombie phenomenon. I found a few people who believed my story and we formed an investigative team of journalists. After a few years of research and planning, we've come to find out that there is more to my story than meets the eye. We've found evidence of a zombie cover-up by the U.S. government, the so-called "Great Zombie Conspiracy". The mainstream media has actually reported on certain incidents, yet only went with what information authorities fed to them. Lies.
So I started this blog so that our investigative team could have an outlet and give you the real news, the actual events that happened and is happening.
If you or anyone you know has a story like mine or has or can obtain access to information regarding a conspiracy by the U.S. Government that involves re-animating corpses, please contact us. The American people and the world deserve to know the truth. We have a right to know and be prepared for the inevitable disaster that may occur if and when a zombie epidemic begins (The Citizens Zombie Research Group, 2007).
Date: July 27, 2009
Abstract: The scene was so gruesome investigators could barely speak: A 3 1/2-week-old boy lay dismembered in the bedroom of a single-story house, three of his tiny toes chewed off, his face torn away, his head severed and his brains ripped out.
"At this particular scene you could have heard a pin drop," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Monday. "No one was speaking. It was about as somber as it could have been."
Officers called to the home early Sunday found the boy's mother, Otty Sanchez, sitting on the couch with a self-inflicted wound to her chest and her throat partially slashed, screaming "I killed my baby! I killed my baby!" police said. She told officers the devil made her do it, police said.
Sanchez, 33, apparently ate the child's brain and some other body parts before stabbing herself, McManus said.
"It's too heinous for me to describe it any further," McManus told reporters.
Sanchez is charged with capital murder in the death of her son, Scott Wesley Buccholtz-Sanchez. She was being treated Monday at a hospital, and was being held on $1 million bail.
'In and out' of psychiatric ward
The slaying occurred a week after the child's father moved out, McManus said. Otty Sanchez's sister and her sister's two children, ages 5 and 7, were in the house, but none were harmed.
Police said Sanchez did not have an attorney, and they declined to identify family members.
No one answered the door Monday at Sanchez's home, where the blinds were shut. A hopscotch pattern and red hearts were drawn on the walk leading up to the house.
Sanchez's aunt, Gloria Sanchez, said her niece had been "in and out" of a psychiatric ward but did not say where she was treated or why. She said a hospital called several months ago to check up on her.
"Otty didn't mean to do that. She was not in her right mind," a sobbing Gloria Sanchez told The Associated Press on Monday by phone. She said her family was devastated.
Investigators are looking into Sanchez's mental health history to see if there was anything "significant," and whether postpartum difficulties could have factored into the attack, McManus said.
Postpartum depression — a pattern?
Postpartum depression and psychosis have been cited as contributing factors in several other cases in Texas in recent years in which mothers killed their children.
Andrea Yates drowned her five children in her Houston-area home 2001, saying she believed Satan was inside her and trying to save them from hell. Her attorneys said she had been suffering from severe postpartum psychosis, and a jury found Yates not guilty by reason of insanity in 2006.
In 2004, Dena Schlosser killed her 10-month-old in her Plano home by slicing off the baby's arms. She was found not guilty of reason by insanity, after testifying that she killed the baby because she wanted to give her to God.
Sanchez's neighbors expressed sorrow and horror Monday at the grisly killing.
Neighbor Luis Yanez, 23, said his kids went to school with one of the small children who lived at the house. He said he often saw a woman playing outside with the children but didn't know whether it was Otty.
"Why would you do that to your baby?" said Yanez, a tire technician. "It brings chills to you. They can't defend themselves."
Allen Taylor, another neighbor, said "once she gets back in her right mind, she's going to be devastated" (MSNBC, 2012).
Title: Furious Father Bites Off Six-Year-Old Son's Penis In China Before
Spitting It Out
Date: March 11, 2012
Source: Daily Mail
Abstract: Passers-by were left horrified when a 'mentally-ill' father bit off his six-year-old son's penis and spat it out.
Witnesses in Shenzhen, in the Guangdong province of China, said the 32-year-old father was walking with his naked son and four-year-old daughter on the street when he commanded the boy to lick his penis.
When the boy refused, he then attacked him using his teeth to remove his son's genitals.
A shocking picture in the City Post newspaper shows the youngster laying on a hospital bed with the area bandaged.
Editors at the paper obscured the boy's face to protect his identity.
The paper reports doctors were able to successfully reattach the boy's genitalia, however it is too early to tell whether he will have normal use of the appendage.
Police said the father is likely to have a mental illness as he was recently seen pretending to strangle his son on their balcony, according to witnesses.
Investigations also found that the man, who was only identified by the surname Yu, was severely in debt after a failed business venture and was often seen gambling.
Relatives will now care for the six-year-old boy and his sister (Daily Mail, 2012).
Title: Russian "Cannibal" Serial Killer Confesses To Police
Date: March 27, 2012
Abstract: Russian police have arrested a man who admitted killing at least six people before eating their hearts and livers, media said.
Dubbed the "cannibal serial killer", Alexander Bychkov wrote in a diary of his crimes that he turned to murder after his girlfriend left him for being "a wimp".
Bychkov, 23, was arrested for shoplifting but then told police that he had buried bodies in his backyard in Belinsky, a town some 630 km (390 miles) southeast of Moscow, a spokeswoman for the investigative committee charged with the case told Reuters on Tuesday.
"Six bodies were found buried there," she said, adding that the death toll might be higher still. She said investigators were looking into media reports the killer cut out his victims' livers and hearts and ate them.
In passages from his diary leaked to Russian media, Bychkov said his girlfriend had kicked him out. "She said I was a wimp, not a wolf ... I will show her ... Maybe she will stop complaining and understand that I am a lone wolf."
Daily Izvestia cited a law enforcement source as saying Bychkov had eaten parts of his victims. "Evidence of cannibalism was seen in some incidents," it said.
In 2007, a Russian serial murderer convicted of killing 48 people was jailed for life. Alexander Pichushkin bragged he had no regrets and said killing was like falling in love.
Russian media called him the "chessboard murderer" because he
said he planned to kill 64 people - one for each square on the board (Reuters, 2012).
Title: Victim: ‘I Thought He Was Going To Kill Me’
Date: March 30, 2012
Source: Chronicle Herald
Abstract: A Truro woman says she thought she was going to die when she was viciously attacked in her apartment last month.
Patricia Joseph, 27, came home in the early hours of April 1, but someone was waiting for her.
“It’s kind of hard to remember every little thing because of how severe the assault was,” she said Tuesday. “He just started beating me. I don’t even know how many times he hit me in my face.”
The assault went on for what Joseph guesses was an hour, with short breaks, but she was prevented from leaving.
“I thought he was going to kill me. I had to beg him, ‘Please don’t kill me, please don’t kill me, please don’t kill me,’” she said. “I honestly thought I wasn’t going to make it.”
When she was trying to kick her assailant to get him off her, “he took my right leg and twisted it so far, he broke it,” she said.
“I have bite marks on my face and my arms. He took a big chunk out of my chin. It was just insane. It was like something you see out of a movie.”
Joseph tried unsuccessfully to reason with her attacker until she lost consciousness, she said.
Truro police have a Nova Scotia-wide warrant out for a Colchester County man alleged to be responsible for the attack.
Kyle David Wheaton, 26, is wanted on charges of kidnapping, unlawful confinement, assault causing bodily harm and mischief, said Insp. Rob Hearn.
Wheaton is Joseph’s ex-boyfriend. The alleged charges cover the time from April 1 to April 9. Police have been looking for Wheaton for weeks.
Hearn said he can’t talk about the specifics of the case.
Joseph said that when she regained consciousness after the attack, she had been taken from her apartment to another location but could barely see anything because both her eyes were swollen shut. She heard police show up there but was prevented from calling for help.
She said she was unable to run away because of her injuries.
“I was helpless. I was powerless,” she said. “There was nothing I could do.”
Over the next week, her pleas to be taken to hospital for treatment fell on deaf ears until she was finally able to change her captor’s mind and he arranged for someone to drop her off at Colchester Regional Hospital. When she hobbled in, police were called.
The cast came off Joseph’s mended leg Friday, but her face is still scarred from the bites and her eyes are still red from the bleeding caused by the assault, she said. Doctors have told her she will probably need reconstructive surgery on her face.
“I can’t smile properly and I can’t talk properly and I’m having a hard time chewing and eating and stuff like that,” she said.
Joseph said she decided to go public to try to bring more exposure to her case in hopes that it will help investigators.
Police had responded to a call after the fact that there had been a
disturbance at Joseph’s apartment, but no one was there and they started trying
to find her. Within days, her mother reported her missing (Chronicle Herald, 2012).
Title: Brazil 'Cannibals Turned Women Into Pastries'
Date: April 16, 2012
Abstract: The trio allegedly forged a sect called Cartel who wanted to purify the world and reduce the population according to police spokesman Democrito Honorato, from the Brazilian town of Guaranhuns.
They were identified as Jorge Beltrao Negromonte and Elizabeth Pires da Silveira, both 51, and Bruna da Silva. Police allege they intended to kill three women per year.
Once at their home, it is thought that the women were killed and their "meat" was cooked and used as the filling in a pastry dish known as empanada, which was then sold to unwitting neighbours.
Police acted after two bodies were found in the garden of the house of the trio. Police believe they may be the bodies of Alexandra Falcao, 20 and Gisele da Silva, 30, both of whom disappeared recently.
Police said that they attracted their victims "by offering them well-paid babysitting jobs", before choosing their victims when "a spirit warned them they were bad people."
"The details of the actions of the trio, with drawings and explanations of cannibalism, were found in a 50-page book written by Da Silveira, a man with a diploma in education and a black belt in karate," Mr Honorato said."The three ate the flesh of their victims to purify their souls" (Telegraph, 2012).
Title: Man Bites Off Lips Of His Pregnant Girlfriend... After He Was Freed
From Jail After Just Seven Months For Doing Same Thing To Ex-Wife
Date: May 1, 2012
Source: Daily Mail
Abstract: A man who was jailed for biting off the lip of his wife has allegedly carried out the same attack on his pregnant girlfriend.
Roberto Flores, from Las Vegas, was jailed for five years for ripping off his wife's lower lip during an argument.
The 27-year-old is now being hunted by police for doing exactly the same to his current girlfriend.
Victoria Silva will be left with permanent damage after she claims Flores took a chunk out of her face.
The 22-year-old said Flores bit off her upper lip and chewed the flesh.
With her injuries hidden behind a white surgical mask to hide her gruesome injuries, Silva said: 'He bit my nose, my bottom lip, and last he bit off my upper lip. I know he probably ate it. We never found it.'
Police said the alleged assault mirrors an attack in 2008 when he bit off his wife's lower lip.
Flores was found guilty of battery with substantial bodily harm and sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison. He got out in seven months.
The latest attack took place at the home Silva shared with Flores.
She said Flores seemed 'charming and nice looking' when they first met.
But after falling pregnant she said he changed and became controlling.
Silva told KTNV News in Las Vegas Flores became 'aggressive, violent, controlling' and when she tried to leave the relationship he allegedly attacked her.
She said Flores refused to allow her to go to hospital and took away her cell phone and deleted all the contacts.
'The only way that he actually let me go is under a condition that I wouldn't press charges on him or say anything to the police,' said Silva.
She said he threatened her with the life of her mum and her two kids if she said anything.
Silva said she wanted to talk about her ordeal as she feared Flores would have a new girlfriend and assault her.
'I know he's out there like nothing happened. He's a really big threat. He's a dangerous person. Crazy,' warned Silva.
Las Vegas Police confirmed to KTNV News that there is an arrest warrant for Flores (Daily Mail, 2012).
Title: Thug Ate Victim’s Ear Following Bar Brawl
Date: May 3, 2012
Source: Deadline News
Abstract: A thug bit off part of a man’s ear in a bar brawl – then picked up the severed body part and ate it.
The horrifying incident at a pub in East Lothian was captured on security cameras.
Lothian and Borders Police are hunting the vicious attacker responsible
for Sunday night’s assault in Tranent.
The victim, 39-year-old Graeme Aitken, has been left permanently disfigured by the attack in Whispers Bar, Tranent.
Publican Elliot Morgan said today that footage of the incident showed the victim’s right ear being eaten.
He said: “The CCTV we have at the pub is of an extremely good quality and you can see the guy pick up the bit of ear and put it in his mouth.
“He definitely didn’t spit it out. He swallowed it.”
The victim had been drinking at other pubs in the town before arriving at Whispers at around 9.30pm.
He added that the bar was almost empty due to the Old Firm match earlier in the day.
He said: “We were quiet. Everyone steers clear of the pubs in Tranent on Old Firm days because there’s always trouble.
“It’s absolutely horrendous that my hard working staff have to witness things like this when all they are trying to do is their job.”
The victim was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and is believed to have been transferred to St John’s Hospital in Livingston for reconstructive surgery. It is understood he returned home on Tuesday.
The alleged assault took place just yards from Kopas Takeaway, where 59-year-old John Auld died on March 4. Two men have since been charged with his murder.
George Hood, a fellow publican and chairman of Tranent and Musselburgh Pubwatch, said he was planning to ask the scheme members to ban both the victim and alleged attacker from the town’s pubs.
Police sources have revealed that it is likely a warrant for the arrest of a man in connection with the incident will be issued later today or tomorrow.
A spokesman for Lothian and Borders police said: “We have sent a report to the Procurator Fiscal and someone is now subject to an arrest warrant.”
A police spokesman said: “During the struggle, the victim has had the top of his right-ear bitten off and will be left with permanent disfigurement.
“We are keen to trace the suspect responsible for this attack and would urge any patrons who were within the Whispers Lounge on Sunday night and who witnessed the assault to contact police immediately.
“Similarly, anyone with any other information that can help with our investigation is also asked to get in touch” (Deadline News, 2012).
Title: Man Accused Of Cannibalizing Wife Dies While Held In Hospital
Date: May 6, 2012
Source: Boston Herald
Abstract: An elderly Shrewsbury man accused of killing his wife and eating her forearm died yesterday in a Boston hospital, according to prosecutors.
Jiemieng Liu died of natural causes yesterday in a secure floor under
the watchful eye of a corrections officer at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in
Jamaica Plain, said Jason Rieves, chief of staff for Worcester County Sheriff
Lewis Evangelidis (Boston Herald, 2012).
Title: Man Charged With Killing Wife And Eating Her Forearm Dies In Boston Hospital
Date: May 6, 2012
Source: My Fox Houston
Abstract: A man charged with killing his wife and eating one of her forearms died Saturday in a Boston hospital, where he was sent by a judge for psychiatric evaluation.
Jiemieng Liu, 79, died of natural causes under police guard at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, the Boston Herald reported.
Liu and his wife, 73-year-old Yuee Zhou, moved from China to Shrewsbury, Mass., recently so their son could care for them. The son had found his father April 5 next to the dead woman's body, chanting, "This is not your mother."
Liu, whose attorney said he had dementia, appeared frail at his arraignment and was sent by the judge for observation in the hospital, where he was determined to have major medical issues (My Fox Houston, 2012).
Title: Woman Attacks Man With Seashell, Bites Ear: Cops
Date: May 18, 2012
Source: NBC Miami
Abstract: A Port Saint Lucie woman allegedly attacked a man with a sea shell after biting his ear during a domestic dispute, the Port Saint Lucie Police Department said.
Patricia Wehr, 40, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to TC Palm.
The 41-year-old victim told police he and Wehr had gone out for drinks because Wehr had an upcoming court date on a battery charge and was stressed, an incident report said. When they returned home, Wehr was intoxicated and began an argument with the man, police said.
According to the incident report, Wehr bit the man on his right ear, grabbed a sea shell with a pointed tip and stabbed the victim four times in the shoulder.
Police said the victim had a visible bite mark on his ear, scratches on his face and multiple puncture wounds on his shoulder.
Wehr told police that she wanted to get the man out of her house, the report said.
She was taken to St. Lucie County Jail where she remained on Friday on
zero bond, jail officials said. It wasn't immediately known if she had an
attorney (NBC Miami, 2012).
Title: Police: Man Bites Woman In Westchester
Date: May 21, 2012
Source: My Suburban Life
Abstract: A Bellwood man was arrested and charged after he allegedly grabbed an 18-year-old woman by the throat, bit her cheek and twisted her right arm while threatening to kill her if she called the police on Sunday, police said.
Lloyd Cortez, 18, of 1025 Jackson Ave., was charged with domestic
battery, interfering with the reporting of domestic battery, assault and
obstructing identification at 1556 Westchester Blvd., according to police
reports (My Suburban Life, 2012).
Sugiyama Cooks, Serves Own Genitals At Banquet In Tokyo
Date: May 24, 2012
Source: Huffington Post
Abstract: This chef's got balls.
Mao Sugiyama, a self-described "asexual" from Tokyo, cooked up, seasoned and served his own genitalia to five diners at a swanky banquet in Japan last month,Calorie Lab reported.
In most cases, "asexual" is a word used to describe a person who is non-sexual. Sugiyama, however, embraces it as a way to show that he does not affiliate with either gender.
Sugiyama sparked a firestorm of interest on April 8 with one tweet:
"[Please retweet] I am offering my male genitals (full penis, testes, scrotum) as a meal for 100,000 yen …Will prepare and cook as the buyer requests, at his chosen location."
Just days after Sugiyama's 22nd birthday, the artist underwent elective genital-removal surgery, divvied up the severed penis shaft, testicles, and scrotal skin between five people, and garnished it with button mushrooms and Italian parsley.
On April 13, five of six diners who signed up for the $250-a-plate feast, sat down to dinner. The sixth person was a no-show.
The next day, an organizer posted a blog -- subsequently deleted -- containing pictures of the event. Images showed dozens of people who attended the event just to catch a glimpse of the rare treat.
The extra diners were served crocodile-based dishes while Sugiyama cooked up the exclusive meal.
The story went viral in Japan. Some showed even more interest, while others complained. But Calorie Lab called Japanese authorities, who deemed the banquet legal because there is no law against cannibalism in the country (Huffington Post, 2012).
Title: Woman Attacked, Cut, Bitten By Six Women In Annapolis
Date: May 25, 2012
Source: Baltimore Sun
Abstract: A woman walking alone in Annapolis early Thursday morning was attacked from behind by a group of six other women she did not know, according to police.
After the attack, which police categorized as "unusual," the unidentified victim took herself to Anne Arundel Medical Center with a two-inch laceration across one of her legs and a bite mark on her back. Staff at the hospital alerted police.
The woman told police she was walking to a gas station near the intersection of Bens Drive and Bay Ridge Ave. about 2:30 a.m. when the group of unknown women "came out of no where from behind her" and started punching and kicking her, said Det. Amy Miguez, a police spokeswoman.
The woman was also cut at some point with a sharp object, but she was not sure what the object was, Miguez said.
The woman was treated and released from the hospital, Miguez said.
She told police the women who attacked her appeared to be between the ages of 18 and 24, Miguez said.
Police are now trying to determine if any surveillance videos in the area caught the attack or women running in the area, Miguez said.
"The gas station has surveillance so it might have caught something," she said (Baltimore Sun, 2012).
Title: Naked Man Killed by Police Near MacArthur Causeway Was ‘Eating’ Face
Date: May 27, 2012
Source: Miami Herald
Abstract: It was a scene as creepy as a Hannibal Lecter movie.
One man was shot to death by Miami police, and another man is fighting for his life after he was attacked, and his face allegedly half eaten, by a naked man on the MacArthur Causeway off ramp Saturday, police said.
The horror began about 2 p.m. when a series of gunshots were heard on the ramp, which is along NE 13th Street, just south of The Miami Herald building.
According to police sources, a road ranger saw a naked man chewing on another man’s face and shouted on his loud speaker for him to back away.Meanwhile, a woman also saw the incident and flagged down a police officer who was in the area.
The officer, who has not been identified, approached and, seeing what was happening, also ordered the naked man to back away. When he continued the assault, the officer shot him, police sources said. The attacker failed to stop after being shot, forcing the officer to continue firing. Witnesses said they heard at least a half dozen shots.
Miami police were on the scene, which was just south of The Miami Herald building on Biscayne Boulevard. The naked man who was killed lay face down on the pedestrian walkway just below the newspaper’s two-story parking garage. Police have requested The Herald’s video surveillance tapes.
The other man was transported to the hospital with critical injuries, according to police. Their identities were not released.
The incident, which came as crowds descended upon South Beach for the annual Urban Beach Week hip-hop festival, snarled traffic on the causeway for several hours.
In a text message, Javier Ortiz, spokesman for Miami police’s Fraternal Order of Police, said the officer who fired the fatal shots was “a hero.”
“Based on the information provided, our Miami police officer is a hero and saved a life,’’ he said.
Sergeant Altarr Williams, supervisor of Miami police’s Homicide Unit, said a man doesn’t have to be armed to be dangerous.
“There are other ways to injure people,’’ Williams said. “Some people know martial arts, others are very strong and can kill you with their hands.’’
Investigators believe the victim may have been homeless and laying down when the crazed man pounced.
Police theorize the attacker might have been suffering from "cocaine psychosis," a drug-induced craze that bakes the body internally and often leads the affected to strip naked to try and cool off.
Miami Herald writers Alexandra Leon and Curtis Morgan contributed to
this report (Miami Herald, 2012).
Title: Contractor Bites Lowe's Employees, Resists Arrest
Date: May 27, 2012
Abstract: A 34 year-old self-employed contractor is now in jail after police say he caused quite a scene at the Lowe's on Veterans Parkway Saturday evening.
Police were called to the store just before 6 o'clock because a customer was fighting with two employees. When they got to Lowe's they found Christopher Newman fighting with two men who worked at the store.
Witnesses tell police the suspect threatened to cut the victims with a knife and he also bit both of them on the arm during a fight, causing them to bleed. Police also found that Newman had two knives. Reports also state he caused $135 worth of property damage inside the store.
Christopher Newman resisted arrest, but was apprehended and taken to the
Muscogee County Jail. He is charged with two counts of terroristic threats,
battery, theft by shoplifting, and obstruction of a police officer. He will
appear in Recorder's Court Monday morning at 8:00 (WTVM, 2012).
Title: Yunnan's 'Mass-Murdering Cannibal'
May Have Killed 11
Date: May 28, 2012
Source: Global Times
Abstract: A local man has been charged with the gruesome murders of 11 men in Yunnan Province, after a 20-day joint investigation by central and provincial public security organs, police authorities said Sunday.
The police have attested that 11 men had been killed after identifying evidence and comparing DNA test results.
The suspect, Zhang Yongming, 56, started to attack passersby around his home in 2008 and destroyed the bodies by dismembering, burying or burning them.
Zhang was released from prison in 1997 after being incarcerated for murder in 1979.
Some 17 people had gone missing in Jincheng altogether, with the eldest said to be around 80 years old, the Oriental Morning Post reported last Monday.
Police searching Zhang's home found the young man's cellphone, bank card and other evidence, according to the website, which said more than a dozen other teenagers had gone missing from the village over the years, according to AFP.
Some media reports have painted a far more gruesome picture of the case, saying that Zhang was known as the "cannibal monster" by villagers who had seen plastic bags filled with bones hanging from his home.
Hong Kong newspaper The Standard revealed that the victims' eyeballs had been found preserved inside bottles and that human flesh was found hanging around the home. It also said that police feared Zhang may have sold pieces of his victims as ostrich meat on the marketplace. This has been unconfirmed by authorities (Global Times, 2012).
The altercation started at a family gathering in a home in the 9000 block of Lamar St. around 11 p.m. Tuesday, a sheriff's department statement said.
The two cousins had been drinking and arguing all day, and eventually starting a physical fight. During the fight, one of them bit the tip of the other's nose off.
The victim was taken to the hospital, along with the piece of his nose which was located shortly after the fight.The suspect was arrested and booked into jail, the department stated (NBC, 2012).
Title: Man 'Bit Lips Off Kitten And Strangled Another To Death Because He Was
Depressed At Losing His Girlfriend'
Date: May 30, 2012
Source: Daily Mail
Abstract: A Florida man has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly biting the lips off a kitten and strangling another to death.
Angel Vega Roman, 28, reportedly confessed that he had maimed the cats, which belonged to his roommates, because he was depressed at losing his girlfriend.
According to a Flagler County Sheriff's report, he told an acquaintance he accidentally choked one kitten, chewed the lips off another and 'burnt its ear and whiskers with a lighter'. Two cats are unaccounted for.
He was arrested on Saturday after the acquaintance called the authorities.
When officers went to Roman's Palm Coast home, he said he been had been 'depressed lately because his girlfriend is gone and that is why he harmed the animals', the report states.
Roman was taken into protective custody under the Florida Mental Health Act.
The kittens' owners told deputies that Roman spent a lot of time with the cats, but did not realise he was harming them.
He had been left alone with the felines while the owners were out of town.
When they returned, one kitten was found dead, but the owners believed it was due to natural causes.
They also realised that Oreo, a black and white kitten, had serious injuries to its lips and ears, according to a report by The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
A veterinarian said the injuries to Oreo were consistent with statements made to deputies. The cat has been released to the custody of the city of Palm Coast.
Roman, who has been arrested eight times since 2009, also is charged with probation violation, according to Jacksonville.com.He remains on $100,000 bail at the Flagler County Inmate Facility (Daily Mail, 2012).
Title: ‘Cannibal Monster’ Arrested In China
Date: May 30, 2012
Source: CBS Miami
Abstract: South Florida isn’t the only country dealing with cannibalism.
A Chinese man called the “cannibal monster” was arrested two weeks ago for the murder and mutilation of at least 20 people in Yunnan province.
Several reports indicate 56-year-old Zhang Yongming ate his victims, sold the victims’ flesh to others and also fed them to his dog. Many of the victims were young boys.
Hong Kong’s The Standard reports that authorities found wine bottles with eye balls inside of them and pieces of flesh hanging in his home.
Yongming – who was convicted of murder in 1978 – was released from prison in 1997.
In North Korea, the Yonhap News Agency reported earlier this month that three people were executed over the past few years for cannibalism. A man was executed for killing a girl and eating her in December 2009 and a father and son were killed in 2006 after being found guilty of cannibalism.
The victim of the gruesome attack in Miami, 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, remains in critical condition after 31-year-old Rudy Eugene attacked him and ate his face on Saturday. Police shot and killed Eugene at the scene after ordering him to stop (CBS Miami, 2012).
Title: Porn Actor Named As Suspect In Shocking Ottawa-Montreal Body Parts Case
Date: May 30, 2012
Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Abstract: In this chain of depraved events orchestrated by a disturbed mind, it turns out that the severed human foot delivered to Tory headquarters was only the latest link.
Before that, someone repeatedly stabbed a young man with an ice pick. While both killer and victim lay naked, he dismembered the corpse and committed sexual and cannibalistic acts on it.
That same person apparently videotaped the gory scene and posted it on the Internet. The video is now being reviewed by Montreal police, who are investigating a case that has shocked the country.
A man by the name of Luka Rocco Magnotta is wanted in connection with a three-step crime: a killing, a dismemberment and a mailing of body parts to Ottawa. He is believed to be from Toronto and to have repeatedly used aliases and changed his name over the years.
His new name, Luka Rocco Magnotta, has a prolific presence in the darkest corners of the Internet. For nearly two years, it has been notorious among animal-rights activists looking for a man who tortured and killed cats and posted videos of it online.
He is also a low-budget porn actor.
His online presence is much vaster, however, than bisexual porn videos. Magnotta is listed as a model. He has been romantically linked to sex-killer Karla Homolka — a rumour that he has vehemently repudiated and others have shrugged off.
He is an avid author of online articles.
One article written in 2009, titled "How to Completely Disappear and Never Be Found," shares a six-step process for escaping and shedding one's identity. Another offers tips on how to get into the porn business.
A Facebook page belonging to a self-described model with the same name list a variety of personal heroes. They include pop star Madonna and two Russian leaders: Vladimir Putin and Joseph Stalin.
"There is such things as Monsters, Demons and Ghosts," says a quote typed onto that page.
"They live inside of us, and sometimes they win."
Police are now on the hunt for a suspect and trying to determine what demon might possibly have possessed a man to commit the acts alleged to have been committed in Montreal.
Their key target is 29-year-old Magnotta.
He has also gone by the names Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, among others. His multiple identities were confusing enough that even police had to issue a second press release Wednesday after originally identifying him as "Rocco Luka."
The geographic epicentre of their investigation is a grimy apartment building in Montreal's west end.
Magnotta was renting Apartment 208 in the brick mid-rise, by the bustling Decarie Expressway. Behind that building, a man's torso was found Tuesday in a locked suitcase, buried in a pile of garbage.
On the same day, a foot was found in a package opened at Conservative headquarters and a hand was found at an Ottawa postal warehouse — the latter package addressed to the Liberal party.
The building manager told The Canadian Press that Magnotta had been living there for about four months. In the manager's words, he seemed like a nice guy.
Police in masks were combing through the blood-soaked apartment Wednesday, having zeroed in on that particular unit from which a rotten stench was drifting out, says a building resident.
The neighbour said police were showing neighbours pictures of two men — the suspected victim and the homicide suspect.
The packages in Ottawa came from a common source. They carried parts from the same male victim, and they were both mailed from Montreal.
Police shared a few new details about the case Wednesday.
"The suspect and victim knew each other," Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere told reporters. "It isn't linked to organized crime."
It apparently took a few days for anyone to find a body part. A resident in the building described the scene in the trash-filled laneway behind the complex.
"I saw the suitcase and I was tempted to go get it," said Richard Payette, 60. "It didn't look too damaged. I said, 'Maybe I'll go down and get it.' But I changed my mind."
The grisly discovery was made later, by someone else living nearby.
Police were milling about the second-floor apartment Wednesday, where there were still traces of blood and, reportedly, still some body parts stored. Payette said the door of Apartment 208 was left open for part of the day, and the smell of rotten meat was drifting out into the hallway.
The building manager said Magnotta had lived there for four months but hadn't been seen around in a while. He said there were never any complaints about noise in the unit, and that Magnotta passed a credit test to rent there.
"He seemed like a nice guy," said the manager, Eric Schorer.
Police said Magnotta has no criminal record.
What isn't clear is why body parts were mailed to Ottawa, including a foot received at the offices of the Conservative party and a hand found at a Canada Post warehouse.
Finding him might not be easy.
"When making the decision to disappear, it is very important to understand that this is not a process that can be successfully accomplished overnight," said the online disappearance tips, penned under Magnotta's name.
"For best results under normal circumstances, a minimum of four months is really necessary to successfully carry out the heroic actions necessary to leave your old life behind.
"This is certainly not an undertaking to be entered into
lightly" (Winnipeg Free Press, 2012).
Title: Woman Caught Performing Sex Act On Herself By Side Of Highway Is
Arrested Wearing Only A Shirt And Exposing Herself To Passing Motorists
Date: May 31, 2012
Source: Daily Mail
Abstract: One thrill-seeking exhibitionist has been arrested after allegedly masturbating in open view of other motorists on Highway 484 in Ocala, Florida and trying to bite a police officer with 'a love tap'.
Thirty-five-year old Ashley Holton caused traffic along the busy highway to back-up for 30 minutes with some drivers reportedly performing illegal u-turns to get a second look.
According to witnesses, Holton was wearing nothing more than a pink shirt when she decided to pull her car over and pleasure herself in front of the passing motorists.
It is also reported that honking car horns from passers-by only seemed to encourage her to keep up her performance.
When a Marion County Sheriff's Deputy finally arrived and approached her, Holton pulled up her shirt, 'exposing her breasts and bra', according to the police report filed.
Informed that she was being arrested by the female deputy, Holton then
kicked and bit the officer as she attempted to put pants on her.
Holton later described the biting action as a 'love tap' according to the Miami New Times
When brought to Marion County Jail, Holton continued her misbehaviour as
she 'continued to resist the officers by spreading her legs, exposing her
vagina and telling the officers to kiss her there and refusing verbal commands
to cooperate,' said the police report.
Police believe that Holton was under the influence of alcohol and was charged with exposure of sexual organs, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer and disorderly conduct.
Her bail has been set at $16,250 (Daily Mail, 2012).
Title: Hackensack Man Stabs Self, Throws Bits Of Flesh: Police
Date: May 31, 2012
Source: NBC New York
Abstract: A man who stabbed himself and threw pieces of his skin and intestines at police officers trying to subdue him was hospitalized in critical condition on Monday, authorities said.
Officers encountered 43-year-old Wayne Carter on Sunday morning when they responded to reports of a man barricaded in a room in Hackensack and threatening to harm himself, police Lt. John Heinemann said.
Two officers kicked in the door and saw Carter in a corner, holding a knife in his hand, police said. Carter, ignoring the officers' orders to drop the knife, stood up and stabbed himself in the abdomen, legs and neck, they said.
Carter yelled at the officers and took an aggressive stance, and the officers used pepper spray in a bid to subdue him, but it had no effect, Heinemann said.
Police said Carter then cut off pieces of his skin and intestines and threw them at the officers.
The officers decided to retreat and call in the Bergen County SWAT team, Heinemann said. Carter finally was restrained and was taken to a hospital just before midnight.
No charges have been filed because of the unusual nature of the case, Heinemann said. He said he believes drug use or mental illness may have contributed to Carter's behavior, but that hasn't been confirmed.Carter had been arrested in the past for aggravated assault and resisting arrest (NBC New York, 2012).
Title: Autistic Boy Attacks, Bites School Bus Driver Multiple Times
Date: May 31, 2012
Source: Q13 Fox
Abstract: An autistic middle school student attacked his school bus driver Thursday, biting her multiple times on the face and arms and leaving her bruised and bloody in Happy Valley, Ore., Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies said.
The student, who is about 11 years old, bit school bus driver Alice
Scoggin multiple times, deputies said.
Jeff Blaser, 38, called 911 when he saw Scoggin in distress alongside Sunnyside Road and 157th Avenue at about 9:15 a.m.
"She was struggling, she needed help," said Blaser, who climbed onto the bus after hearing her scream for help.
"The bus driver had some pretty nasty bruises and bites on her arms
and I could see her face was bloodied," said Blaser.
Blaser said the student also tried to bite him before deputies arrived and helped bring him under control.
There were only two students on the North Clackamas School District special needs bus when the attack happened, according to a school spokesman.
The child in question is a student at Rock Creek Middle School and a district spokesman said there have been no previous issues with the boy on the bus.
However, spokesman Joe Krumm told Fox 12 the student will not be allowed to return until services are adjusted to ensure his safety and the safety of those around him.
Scoggin was treated at Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital and later released (Q13 Fox, 2012).
Title: Two Officers Suffer Bite Wounds And Bruises While Subduing Man At
Date: May 31, 2012
Source: Courier Mail
Abstract: One officer was allegedly hit in the face and another officer was bitten on the hand and arm after a 34-year-old man caused a disturbance at the hospital last night.
The man, from Ebenezer, southwest of Ipswich, attacked the officers at around 10.30pm and will today face Ipswich Magistrates Court charged with two counts of serious assault police, three counts of obstruct police and one count of public nuisance.
Both male officers stayed at the hospital for treatment to their injuries (Courier Mail, 2012).Title: Swedish Professor Cuts Off Wife's Lips, Eats Them: Report
Date: May 31, 2012
Source: Times Live
Abstract: A professor who believed his young wife to be
having an affair allegedly cut off her lips in a fit of jealousy and ate them,
a report said on Thursday.
"He cut off her lips and ate them," Swedish daily Aftonbladet quoted an unnamed source close to the case as saying.
"He doesn't seem to regret anything. He thinks she is the one who has offended him," the source added.
The man, an associate professor at Sweden's prestigious Karolinska Institute whose name was not given, was reportedly being held on suspicion of attempted murder, according to the report.
"She is of course not doing well, neither psychologically nor physically," the woman's lawyer Ingela Ekman Hessius told Aftonbladet.
The lawyer, who was in court on Thursday and could not be reached by AFP for comment, told the paper her client had suffered "very serious injuries. The doctors have not yet said whether they can fix this or not."
The attacker, who has now been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, reportedly had several children from a first marriage, which had ended only weeks before he married his current wife, a much younger woman.
According to Aftonbladet, he had recently begun to suspect that she was having an affair and had allegedly decided to punish her by disfiguring her."He didn't want the lips to be able to be sewn back on," the unnamed source said, explaining why he had eaten them (Times Live, 2012).
Title: Staten Island Man Bites Other Man's Ear In Ugly Fight Sparked By
Dispute Over Television
Date: June 1, 2012
Source: New York Daily News
Abstract: The special in this Staten Island diner was ear a la Tyson.
A dispute over the television in the outer-borough eatery led to an ugly fight that left one man missing a chunk gnawed out of his ear, police and witnesses said.
Chomper Thomas Tomasello, 52, was busted for felony assault after beating and biting Nicholas Cacace on the sidewalk outside the Oakwood Diner on Amboy Road, cops said.
"He chewed his ear - he must have been hungry," one witness said with a laugh. "He must have been reading about that cannibal down in Miami or something."
According to the witness, the trouble began when the 35-year-old Cacace - who has a history of drug arrests - changed the channel at the diner Wednesday afternoon from an oldies music station to ESPN.
The diner regular was soon getting an earful from finger-waving fellow patron Louise Newhman, an ex-waitress who called her husband.
Pizzeria owner Tomasello showed up and soon had a mouthful - taken from chunk of Cacace's ear as they rolled around on the ground. But first, the witness said, Tomasella used a small souvenir Yankees bat to smack Cacace around.
"He hit him with the bat about four to five times in the back of the head and back," the witness said. Cacace was taunting Tomasello before the two began brawling.
"Why are you using a bat?" Cacace asked. "You're 20 years older than me! You need a bat?"
Just like former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson did to Evander Holyfield, Tomasello tore off a ragged chunk of his opponent's ear.
Tomasella has been arrested in the past for patronizing a prostitute, violating an order of protection and criminal contempt. He made headlines three years ago by filing a $40 million lawsuit to block a competing pizzeria from opening too close to his Staten Island business.
Tomasella's family hung up on a Daily News reporter calling for details. No one answered the door Thursday night at Cacace's home (New York Daily News, 2012).
Title: Report: Maryland Man Eats Roommate's Heart, Brain, Second Zombie-Like
Cannibal Attack Within A Week
Date: June 1, 2012
Abstract: A former Morgan State student charged with murdering a man told investigators he ate the victim's heart and part of his brain. That's according to charging documents filed in Harford County District Court.
21-year-old Alexander Kinyua faces first degree murder charges. Investigators say Kinyua first became a suspect when his brother found what he thought were human remains in the basement of the family's house.
The brother told his father. But when the father went downstairs, Kinyua was cleaning out a canister and there were no signs of human remains.
Kinyua's roommate, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, was reported missing Friday.
While detectives have not positively identified the body, police say they have a strong suspicion it's the missing man.
Agyei-Kodie was last seen near his home in the 500 block of Terrapin Terrace in Joppatowne. Investigators say he had left his house for a run, but never returned.
Harford County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Monica Worrell says as a result of a search and seizure warrant, deputies found body parts in the Terrapin Terrace home. Body parts were also found in a nearby dumpster (WPTV, 2012).
Title: Nigeria: S-H-O-C-K-I-N-G - How Female Student Was Killed By A Cannibal
Date: June 2, 2012
Source: All Africa
Abstract: ON May 2, when Idowu Aliyu decided to embark on a trip from her town, Egayi back to Zamfara where she's studying in the School of Health Technology, little did she know that will be the last time she would see her family. Apparently, she would have bade them goodbye with smiles on her face but fate lurked in the dark .The day was not only full of evil but she ended up being a victim of the evil.
On every other day that Idowu went to school, she was always dropped at the garage by one of her brothers but on this particular day, the brother was busy and Idowu was in a hurry and couldn't wait for her brother to return from his busy schedule to drop her at the park as earlier agreed. Even the persuasion of her Uncle who is their custodian to tarry for a while for her brother to come back fell on deaf ears. Idowu was just in hurry.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the late Idowu got an okada to convey her to the park which was driven by Jimoh Obabu Salau. But unknown to her, Jimoh was an okada man with an ulterior motive.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that midway through the journey, Jimoh Obabu drove into the bush where he took his time to kill her. To achieve his aim, it was gathered Jimoh smashed a stone against the innocent victim and subsequently ensured she breathed her last.
Idowu would have gone to the world unknown without people knowing what killed her but providence presented a farmer who was watching from a close distance where Jimoh had taken the victim for the act. The farmer quickly mobilised people to the place where Jimoh was caught trying to bury the victim. He was apprehended and handed over to the police.
Jimoh confessed being responsible for the death of the 22-year old Idowu but the confession is causing a lot of controversy. Jimoh specialises in using okada to lure victims to the bush where he kills them for meat and sell the remaining part to ritualists.
The police are of the view that Idowu's death is not only for meat but has a ritual angle to it. Parading the suspect, the state commissioner of Police, Muhammed Katsina said Jimoh Obabu Salau was arrested while trying to bury his victim, Idowu Aliyu, a student of School of Health Technology, Zamfara, aged 22 years.
Kastina revealed that "the suspect was dismissed from the Army while on ECOMOG duties in Liberia after showing cannibalistic behaviour. He was also arrested and sentenced to death in 2003 for killing his wife and two kids; eating their intestine and selling the remaining parts. The suspect was however released from Kaduna prison through the aid of influential, wealthy and highly connected individuals."
Ever since this revelation , the whole state has been clouded in suspense. While some believe that Jimoh is only looking for 'meat', others believe that a popular politician who is seeking election is Jimoh's sponsor. Those who are alleging political undertones to the murder of Idowu by Jimoh hinged it on the fact that Jimoh had been very close to the politician who is among the top contenders for the SSG office since it was zoned to the area.
Jimoh also appears to be complicating the matter. While not arguing that he is guilty, he is said to be singing a new song. Jimoh, Saturday Vanguard gathered, allegedly claimed the victim was brought to him to kill by two other men from the town rather than the popular assumption that he picked her with his okada. Jimoh has since mentioned more than six names of those who 'brought' the lady to him.
Police investigations revealed that the first two persons Jimoh mentioned their names were innocent. When further prompted, Jimoh allegedly mentioned other names which the police discovered were unconnected to the act as well. As at the last count, Jimoh who is now behaving abnormal has implicated eight people as his accomplices in the alleged murder.
Presently, police are in a tight corner over how to unravel the truth behind Idowu's death. Is it a political or ritual killing or Jimoh's way of feeding his cannibalistic appetite?
However, the family of late Idowu Aliyu is now calling for justice. They are calling on the federal government and police to ensure that the killer of their daughter did not go unpunished. Head of the family, Mr Aliyu Onuto, who spoke with Saturday Vanguard in his compound in Egayi, Ajaokuta said late Idowu was killed on her way to board a vehicle to Zamfara state where she was schooling.
Mr. Aliyu noted with dismay that although the suspect has been arrested and he has confessed to committing the crime, he is yet to be charged to court for prosecution. "Idowu had dreams but could not live to actualise her dreams due to blood thirsty Jimoh. I understand he killed his wife (a police officer) in 2003 and was let off the hook without punishment. If justice had prevailed that time, this would not have happened. "Today it is Idowu, tomorrow it might be another person. All that we want is for justice to be done," he said.
Mr. Aliyu, the uncle of the slain victim who revealed that the late Idowu and her siblings lost their parents recently and that he has suffered to take care of her along with her younger siblings wondered why Jimoh could take the life of his innocent niece who was promising and looked as if she would aid the family after graduation.
The state police command is however saying the delay in prosecuting Jimoh Salau is due to the fact that they believed he must have accomplices who buy some of the human parts from him as he could not have been alone in the crime.
The state Police Commissioner, Mohammed Katsina said the cannibal who
was dismissed from the Army usually eats the inside of his victims and sells
the other parts to ritualists and "so, the command is still investigating
to get those buying the human parts from him" (All Africa, 2012).
Title: Jason Levert Johns Wanted For Brutal Attack On Wife In Rockingham
Date: June 2, 2012
Source: WFMY News
Abstract: Rockingham County Sheriff's Deputies are still searching for a man in relation to a kidnapping and assault.
Deputies say Jason Levert Johns, 24, forcibly held his wife against her will and assaulted her. Her injuries included bruises to her face, arms and chest and an eye injury. Investigators said the victim also had a bite mark.
The assault happened when the two were traveling together on the morning of May 29. For whatever reason, Johns began beating her, according to detectives. At one point, the wife was able to get away from Johns, who ran after her, tackled her and began kicking her in the stomach.
After forcing his wife back into the car, Johns returned to their home and left the area after Mitchell's sons confronted him.
Johns' charges: First-Degree Kidnapping and Felonious Assault Inflicting Serious Injury, but is not in custody.
Johns has the letters "SP" tattooed on his forehead between his eyebrows. He was last seen driving a burgundy 2002 Crown Victoria with tinted windows and damage to the front right passenger side (WFMY News, 2012).
Title: Violent Attack In Scott, Man Accused of Biting Off Chunk of Victim's
Date: June 5, 2012
Abstract: A violent attack in Scott is eerily similar to a case out of Florida connected to the dangerous drug known as bath salts.
The disturbing attack in Florida ended when police shot and killed the suspect after he would not stop biting and chewing at another man's face.
Now, a similar case over the weekend in Lafayette Parish.
"During the attack, the suspect bit a chunk of the victim's face off," said Scott Assistant Police Chief, Kert Thomas.
Police say 43-year-old Carl Jacquneaux knew the victim, Todd Credeur, and was upset over a domestic issue. Credeur declined an on-camera interview, but told KATC he was working in his front yard when Jacquneaux showed up at his house and attacked him. Credeur said he was shocked when Jacquneaux bit him on the face.
That's when Credeur said he sprayed wasp spray in Jacquneaux's face to try and stop the attack. Police said he then left Credeur's house and showed up at another acquaintance's house in Carencro where he held him at knife point and stole a hand gun. It was there that deputies caught up with Jacquneaux and arrested him.
"Very unusual, it's not something we see everyday," said Thomas.
That unusual behavior could be due to drugs. Sheriff's deputies said Jacquneaux was clearly under the influence of some kind of drug. A friend of the victim said she believes he was using bath salts, a drug police said can cause a state of excited delirium and dangerous behavior.
"Extremely dangerous, a lot more dangerous than some of the drugs on the street," explained Thomas.
But police said we may never know if Jacquneaux was under the influence of bath salts, because no blood tests were performed before he was booked into jail.
Jacquneaux is charged with aggravated burglary, simple battery of the infirm, violation of probation, aggravated second degree battery and violation of protective orders. He remains in the Lafayette Parish Jail with a $312,500 bond.
Credeur was released from the hospital and is recovering at home (KATC, 2012).
Title: Copycat 'Zombie Attack': Miami Homeless Man High On 'Cloud 9' Drug
Growls, Tries To Bite Police Officer
Date: June 6, 2012
Source: NY Daily News
Abstract: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said there's no threat of a "zombie apocalypse," but Miami police might disagree.
A homeless man who was busted hassling customers in a Boston Market in North Miami Beach on Saturday told police he wanted to "eat" them and tried to bite an officer, cops said.
After cops yanked him from the chicken joint and put him in a police cruiser, Brandon De Leon, 21, slammed his head against the plexiglass divider and shouted at officers, "I'm going to eat you," NBC Miami reported.
He then growled, gnashed his teeth and tried to bite the hand of an officer attempting to treat his head wounds.
"Brandon growled and opened and closed his jaw, slamming his teeth like an animal would," the report said.Cops placed restraints on De Leon and fit him with a Hannibal Lecter-style bite mask, the report said (NY Daily News, 2012).
Title: Woman Killed And Dismembered Cheating Husband And Scattered Body Parts
Around City In Plastic Bags
Date: June 7, 2012
Source: Daily Mail
Abstract: A Brazilian woman has admitted to shooting her husband and cutting off his limbs before scattering his body parts in plastic bags.
Elize Ramos Kitano Matsunaga, 38, killed her husband, Marcos Kitano Matsunaga, 42, in their apartment in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last month after an argument over his infidelity.
Police found his body parts spread along a road in the city of Cotia, about 20 miles outside Sao Paulo.
Yesterday the chief of the homicide department, Jorge Carrasco, said Mrs Matsunaga had confessed to the murder.
'She confessed spontaneously that she was the perpetrator of the homicide and she also confessed that she acted alone,' he said.
'She reaffirmed that it was a crime of passion. It was a marital argument over infidelity.'
Mrs Matsunaga, a nurse, confessed to shooting her husband in the head and dragging his body to their maid's bathroom, where she dismembered him.
She was caught after security cameras filmed her leaving the apartment building with large suitcases.
The case is eerily similar to that of 'Canadian cannibal' Luka Rocco Magnotta, who allegedly killed and dismembered his gay lover Jun Lin before eating his flesh.
Parts of Mr Lin's body were posted to different cities across Canada after a grisly video was posted online depicting Mr Magnotta torturing and dismembering the Chinese exchange student.
Magnotta, who was arrested in an internet cafe in Berlin on Monday, has been linked to a second killing, in which a severed head, hands and feet were left beneath the iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles.
Parts of retired airline worker Hervey Medellin, 66, were discovered at the California landmark in January - when Magnotta is thought to have been in the city (Daily Mail, 2012).
Title: Miami Face-Eating Attacker Had No Human Flesh In Stomach
Date: June 9, 2012
Source: ABC News
Abstract: The Miami man whose vicious face-eating attack left his victim with his eyes, nose and mouth chewed off may not have been a cannibal after all.
An autopsy of Rudy Eugene's body found there was no human flesh in his stomach, just a few undigested pills, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The pills have not been identified and it will takes weeks to complete toxicology tests on them, the newspaper reported.
Eugene, who authorities suspect may have been high on a dangerous new street drug known as "bath salts," was naked and had to be shot four times by a police officer to halt the attack.
"He's beating another man. It's a naked man beating another man," one 911 caller said. "He is going to kill that man. I promise you."
The grisly assault on Ronald Poppo, a homeless man, lasted for 18 agonizing minutes and was captured on nearby surveillance cameras.
Poppo, 65, is in critical condition after police say 75 percent of his face was devoured by Eugene.
Footage taken by security cameras at the nearby Miami Herald building shows most of the 18 gory minutes of Eugene's growling and vicious attack on Poppo, when Eugene chewed off the man's nose, mouth and eyes.
The bizarre attack was one of the first in a string of unrelated cannibalistic incidents that has been dubbed the "zombie apocalypse" (ABC News, 2012).
Title: Latest 'Zombie' Eating Attack: Man Under The Influence Gets Naked,
Bites Off Chunk Of Man's Arm
Date: June 21, 2012
Source: ABC News
Abstract: When Jeffrey Blake woke up in his Palmetto home Thursday morning, he had no idea the bizarre scuffle with his son-in-law the night before would thrust him into worldwide headlines about another "zombie" attack.
"It didn't occur to me, to tell you the truth," Blake said. The 48-year old was attacked and was bitten on the arm by the man who had stripped naked. When the Manatee County Sheriff's Office described the bite as a "chunk of meat" out of Blake's arm, the story quickly appeared throughout the internet.
In reality, Blake ended up with a bruised bicep with a minor puncture wound.
Still, the incident has similarities to the world-famous assault in Miami in which a man chewed off the face of a homeless man along a busy highway. Blake described 25-year old Charles Baker as "wild," throwing furniture and tearing off his clothes.
"I don't know what was in his body but whatever it was, it was mighty powerful," Blake said.
Baker came to Blake's house on the 100 block of 25th Street West in Palmetto to visit his three children. Baker's two sons, 8 and 4, and his daughter, 6, are in Blake's custody while their mother is in jail. But the routine visit turned violent, according to sheriff's deputies.
Soon after Baker was allowed inside the home at 10:15 p.m., he went on a drug-induced rampage, according to investigators. Deputies said they found traces of marijuana and opiates in his bloodstream.
What likely helped spawn the "zombie" comparisons, however, was the fact that the naked Baker was biting his victim, and seemed to be immune to the stun guns of sheriff's deputies.
Blake said he was able to forcibly hold Baker to the floor while he waited for law enforcement to arrive. Two deputies fired stun guns at Baker, but he ripped off the wires and tried to get back up. But deputies didn't let up.
"All I heard was 'Hit him again' with the taser," Blake said. "Hit him again. Completely hit him again. Five, six, seven times they hit him," he said. Blake was amazed a person could resist so much electricity.
Baker was eventually handcuffed and arrested. He was charged with aggravated battery and taken to the Manatee County Jail.
The attack happened as two of Baker's children were awake and
watching. The two youngest kids were in the hallway and happened to
witness the entire fight.
"Taking clothes off in front of your six year old child?" Blake asked Baker during the tussle. "I feel bad for him. I don't know what he's going through," Blake said.
The great-grandmother of the three kids was also appalled. Lynda Brooks said she thought Baker might have been upset over the recent suicide of his father, but that didn't excuse his behavior. "I don't like what he did at all," Brooks said.
Blake said he plans to make sure his grandchildren are kept away from their father, but he hopes Baker gets some kind of mental help.
"It's something I never want to see again, that's for sure" (ABC News, 2012).
Title: Charles Baker Got Naked, Ate Flesh Of Jeffery Blake During Visit With
Children: Florida Cops
Date: June 21, 2012
Source: Huffington Post
Abstract: Florida man on drugs got naked, barged into his girlfriend's house, bit a chunk out of a man's arm and ate it, then powered through several cop-deployed Taser probes before getting tackled and arrested.
Those are just some of the allegations against Charles Baker of Palmetto, who is already being likened to the Miami man shot and killed after he got naked and chewed 75-percent of a homeless man's face off.
Baker, 26, was visiting his children at his girlfriend's house on Wednesday night, WPTV reported. He was allegedly high on an unknown substance when he started yelling, throwing furniture around the home, and taking off his clothes.
Jeffrey Blake, 48, who lives at the home, tried to stop the madness, but Baker reportedly chewed a slab of flesh from Blake's arm. Somehow Blake was able to restrain him until cops arrived.
But the violence didn't end there.
Baker was allegedly going wild, tensing his body and screaming at police, ABC News reported.
An officer deployed a Taser on Baker and he fell, but got back up and pulled out the probes. Then the officer used a handheld stun gun -- twice -- before he was able to subdue an apparently crazed Baker and arrest him.
Baker was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation before he went to jail. He was allegedly high on unknown drugs during the melee.
It's unclear if his children saw the episode.It's the third case of flesh-biting in Florida similar to the Miami incident in as many weeks. On Saturday, Giovanni Martinez allegedly bit into the arm of a hospital nurse and threatened to eat hospital staff's faces off "like that guy in Miami (Huffington Post, 2012).
Title: Miami Zombie Cannibal Similarity?
East Naples Man Bites Nurse, Threatens To 'Eat Faces,' Cops Say
Date: June 19, 2012
Abstract: After being arrested for DUI, an East Naples man was taken to the hospital, where deputies say he bit a nurse and attacked staff, threatening to eat their faces off and rape their wives.
Giovani Martinez, 21, of the 1700 block of 54th Terrace Southwest, was arrested Saturday by Collier deputies at Airport Pulling Road and U.S. 41.
According to an arrest report, deputies observed a small car traveling at 60 mph in a posted 45 mph zone and failed to stop at a red light.
Deputies said they then conducted a traffic stop on the car and discovered the driver, Martinez, to be intoxicated with a spilled beer in the front seat of the car.
At first, Martinez told deputies that the beer belonged to his sister, but he later admitted that he had a few beers that night, which led deputies to conduct a sobriety test on Martinez.
After failing his sobriety test, Martinez was transported to the Naples jail, where he later became unresponsive, according to arrest reports.
Deputies said they then had Martinez taken to NCH Downtown Naples Hospital, where he became violent with the hospital staff.
During the transfer from the ambulance bed to the hospital bed, Martinez began punching and kicking the staff, according to reports.
Martinez then bit one of the nurse’s arms and spit blood in his face as he yelled at them that he would eat their faces, like the guy in Miami, and rape all of their wives, deputies said.
Martinez was referring to an incident over Memorial Day in Miami where 31-year-old Rudy Eugene was found naked and chewing on Ronald Poppo's face. Police shot and killed Eugene when he failed to respond to orders to stop attacking Poppo.
A hospital staff member told deputies that Martinez kicked him in the stomach and another deputy in the head.
Deputies said it took about 20 minutes before they were able to get Martinez secured.
Martinez faces three counts of felony battery on law enforcement officers and EMTs. He also faces a DUI charge (WPTV, 2012).
Title: Waco Man Kills Family Dog in 'Zombie-Style Attack'
Date: June 25, 2012
Source: KCEN TV
Abstract: On June 14, Waco police responded to a disturbance call of a man "going crazy" at 4610 Athens.
They arrested 22-year-old Michael Terron Daniel on June 25 for Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animal.
Daniel is accused of assaulting several people at the home, telling them he was on a bad trip from taking K-2 and that the substance was killing him.
He then went into the yard and started chasing a neighbor on his hands and knees while barking and growling like a dog.
That is when witnesses saw Daniel grab a live, medium-sized black dog and bring it to the front porch where he started beating and strangling the animal. He continued abusing the dog, biting into it and ripping pieces of its flesh away.
When officers arrived, Daniel was sitting, unresponsive and incoherent, on the front porch of the home with the dog dead in his lap.
Daniel had blood and fur on his hands, clothes and face.
While waiting for the ETMC to respond, Daniel awoke and asked officers to tase or fight him to help him off his K-2 trip. Officers did not do either.He was taken to Providence Hospital and left in their care because of his medical condition. Daniel was arrested at his job today (KCEN TV, 2012).
Title: Chinese 'Cannibal' Attack Caught
On Camera As Drunk Bus Driver Leaps On Woman And Chews On Her Face
Date: July 2, 2012
Source: Daily Mail
Abstract: he recent terrifying spate of 'cannibal attacks' seems to have spread to China, as a drunk bus driver was caught on camera gnawing at a woman's face in a horrific random attack.
The unfortunate woman will apparently require plastic surgery to repair the damage done by her crazed attacker.
According to local news reports, the driver, named Dong, had been drinking heavily during lunch with his friends before the outburst on Tuesday.
He then ran on to the road in the city of Wenzhou, in south-east China, and stood in front of the car being driven by a woman named Du, stopping her from moving.
Dong climbed on the car's hood and started beating the vehicle while the panicked woman screamed for help.
When she left the car and tried to escape, the bus driver leaped on top of her and wrestled her to the ground.
It was then that Dong started biting Du's face, leaving her covered in blood and weeping as passers-by tried to pull the attacker off his victim.
Witnesses said that the bus driver had gone 'crazy' and was successfully resisting attempts to subdue him.
When police arrived, they managed to take Dong into custody, bringing the appalling rampage to an end.
Du was taken to hospital, where doctors said she would need surgery to repair her nose and lips.
The incident comes in the wake of a number of similar attacks committed by drugged-up psychopaths in the U.S.
Perhaps the best-known of these came in May, when Rudy Eugene chewed a homeless man's face off before being shot dead by police (Daily Mail, 2012).
Title: Seven Dead After Alleged PNG
Date: July 2, 2012
Source: One News
Abstract: A cult in Papua New Guinea is being blamed for the deaths of seven people near the coastal city of Madang, with reports saying it was a cannibal attack.
Madang Police Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr says the seven people reportedly died when the cargo cult attacked villagers in the remote Bogia area over the weekend.
"They chopped them with a bush knife," Wagambie said.
"We're also getting unconfirmed reports - the people out there are telling us - there's a form of cannibalism.
something new. I am not sure when this movement started. From information we
have received they are suspected of sorcery."
Wagambie said the killings had disrupted the national election.
He said polling there had been suspended until extra police manpower could be brought into the area.
A cargo cult is a religious practice focused on getting wealth and goods through magical means, and are usually found in pre-industrial tribal societies such as much of rural PNG (One News, 2012).
Title: 'Zombie' Attack Indianapolis
Video: David Martin Fights Off Cops, Stun Gun Shocks In 'Ninja' Attack
Date: July 3, 2012
Source: ABC News
Abstract: A naked man went on a rampage against police officers, doing ninja-like flips and ignoring stun gun shocks -- and it was all caught on video.
David Martin, 27, was recorded running down the middle of a street, punching people during a violent frenzy in Indianapolis on May 20, Fox 59 reports .
According to nydailynews.com , police attempted to subdue Martin with a stun gun, tackling him to the ground.
Despite Martin's shrieks and screaming, the shocks had no effect on his mobility, and he continued to fight the officers with kicks. He is seen doing somersaults while fighting off police.
"This guy's like a ninja, man. Holy s--t!" the man filming the police encounter is heard saying in the video clip “That guy’s strong, he’s got to be on something,” the man adds.
FOX 59 reports that Martin allegedly injured a female officer when he pushed her into a building. He also punched a male cop in the face multiple times, according to the report (ABC News, 2012).
Title: Cannibal Craze: China Joins
Worldwide Trend With Face-Chewing Incident
Date: July 3, 2012
Source: Russia Today
Abstract: Horrifying footage surfaced of an attempt by a bus driver in China to eat a woman’s face in the city of Wenzhou. This is only the latest in a string of bizarre cannibal crimes across the world.
The Shanghai Daily reported that a bus driver known only as “Dong” ran into the middle of the road near a bus station in the Ouhai district of Wenzhou City, blocking the car of a female driver. The woman has been identified only as “Du”.
Dong then apparently attacked Du’s car, climbing onto the hood and banging violently on the windshield. As the terrified Du fled her vehicle, Dong reportedly wrestled her to the ground and in a bloody act of savagery began to eat her face off.
Apparently, Dong had been drinking heavily at lunch.
Witnesses say they tried to subdue the man, but he was so “crazed” that intervention was impossible until the police arrived to apprehend him. Du was sent to a hospital where she will need plastic surgery to repair her nose and lips.
Please pass the anthropophagy…
This is only the latest in a string of strange cannibal occurrences worldwide, including an incident last May, when Rudy Eugene ate a homeless man’s face off in Miami, earning him the title of “The Miami Cannibal”. Eugene growled at police as they approached, refusing to stop chewing on the 65 year old Ronald Poppo’s visage, and was eventually shot dead.
Authorities originally suggested that Eugene was under the influence of ‘bath salts’, a designer drug that is notorious for causing psychotic episodes, hallucinations, and extremely violent behavior. However, blood work discovered only marijuana in Eugene’s system.
The spate of cannibal attacks worldwide is difficult to explain; the only apparent common denominator between the stories has been the bizarre savagery of the crimes committed. Causes range from alcohol and marijuana to jilted lovers and ‘bath salts’.
Other gruesome instances include Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student in Maryland who killed his roommate Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, dismembered him with a knife, and then proceeded to eat parts of his brain and all of his heart. Kinyua’s attack came the same week as Eugene’s.
Then there was the Canadian cannibal, Luka Rocco Magnotta, who was apprehended in Berlin after being on the run from Canadian authorities. Magnotta, a porn star, murdered his gay lover Jun Lin, and filmed himself eating parts of the body in a video he entitled “one lunatic, one ice pick”. After ingesting, he chopped up the body and mailed the pieces to various addresses in Canada, setting off an international manhunt.
So what could be causing these grisly attacks? Is copycat fever sweeping the globe after heavy coverage of the Miami incident? Or are these zombie-esque attacks just the latest rage?
Karen Hylen, the primary therapist at Summit Malibu Treatment Center in California, told the Huffington Post in an interview that modern day cannibalism can be addictive.
"People who have engaged in this act report feelings of euphoria or get a 'high' by performing the action to completion," she said. "These individuals have psychopathic tendencies and are generally not psychotic. They know exactly what they are doing."
Hylen says cannibalism starts as a fantasy that once lived out can prove addictive.
“The pleasure center of the brain becomes activated and large amounts of dopamine are released – similar to what happens when someone ingests a drug like cocaine" (Russia Today, 2012).
Title: Woman Bites Off Boyfriend's
Fingertip During Violent Confrontation, Deputies Say
Date: July 3, 2012
Source: ABC News
Abstract: A pregnant woman bit off part of her boyfriend's finger during a violent confrontation at their Tampa home on Tuesday, according to Hillsborough County deputies.
The two got into an argument which turned physical shortly before 6:00 p.m. in an apartment on Hensel Lane.
According to a sheriff's statement, the boyfriend, 22-year-old Reginald Gefferie, armed himself with a knife and pointed it at 22-year-old Junie Dieujuste while in their bathroom.
The fight continued into the bedroom, where Gefferie blocked the door with a dresser.
"The defendant then grabbed the victim by the neck with one hand pushing her up against the wall and punching her in the face," according to the statement.
At that point,
Dieujuste bit off the tip of Gefferie's middle finger on his right hand in
Dieujuste was taken to Florida Hospital with a laceration to the forehead and contusions.
Gefferie and "the tip of his finger" were taken to Tampa General Hospital. He was later transported to the Orient Road Jail for booking.
He is charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant female and false imprisonment.
Title: Witness: Woman Working At Inn Brutally Murdered By Naked Man
Date: July 8, 2012
Source: CBS News Sacramento
Abstract: A naked man who may have been on drugs was arrested Saturday for killing a Tracy motel employee.
Andrew Carreiro, 25, is behind bars accused of killing the 62-year-old woman who cleans rooms at the Hacienda Inn on the 600 block of West 11th Street.
Witnesses say they found Carreiro covered in blood and standing near the partially naked body of the woman, say witnesses.
“[It’s] most definitely the craziest thing I’ve seen in my life, most definitely,” said Jermaine Haynes, a motel resident who made the gruesome discovery.
The scene is something Haynes says he wishes he’d never witnessed, and says he knew the victim.
“She comes to our room everyday and she cleans rooms,” he said.
At around 7 p.m. Saturday, Andrew Carreiro knocked on Haynes’ motel door selling candy and acting strange, said Haynes. “He was on like cloud 20. I don’t know what he was on, but he was on something though.”
Soon after being turned away, Carreiro starting breaking windows at the motel, said Haynes. But as Haynes and others ran to stop him, Carreiro disappeared. A few minutes later, there was commotion coming from inside the management apartment.
“The dude wouldn’t open the door again, so we kicked the window in. It was crazy, it was just crazy,” said Haynes.
Haynes and others said they broke in, and what they discovered was gruesome.
“The lady was like half-naked, and he was butt naked — blood all over him. It was crazy, man,” said Haynes.
“All the dude kept saying was like, ‘I didn’t do nothing. I didn’t do nothing.’ He was like out of his mind, delirious,” said Haynes.
Haynes and others were able to hold Carreiro until police arrived
The victim was taken to the Tracy Sutter Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Office staff at the motel refused our request for an interview (CBS News Sacramento, 2012).
Title: 29 Alleged Cannibal Cult Members Accused Of Eating Brains
Date: July 13, 2012
Abstract: Authorities have arrested 29 people accused of being part of a cannibal cult in Papua New Guinea’s jungle interior and charged them with the murders of seven suspected witch doctors, police said Friday.
Madang Police Commander Anthony Wagambie confirmed a report in The National newspaper that said the cult members allegedly ate their victims’ brains raw and made soup from their penises.
“They don’t think they’ve done anything wrong; they admit what they’ve done openly,” Wagambie told The Associated Press by telephone.
He said the killers believed that their victims practiced “sanguma,” or sorcery, and that they had been extorting money as well as demanding sex from poor villagers for their supernatural services.
By eating witch doctors’ organs, the cult members believed they would attain supernatural powers and literally become bullet-proof, he said.
“It’s prevalent cult activity,” Wagambie said. He said he believes there could be between 700 and 1,000 cult members in several villages in Papua New Guinea’s remote northeast interior. All of them might have eaten human flesh, he said.
According to the report in The National, which is published in Papua New Guinea, 28 men and women appeared in a Madang court on Tuesday. Wagambie said they were charged with willful murder.
It was not clear what happened to the 29th suspect. Murder is punishable by death in Papua New Guinea, a poor South Pacific island nation.
Wagambie said the suspects were not required to plea to the murder charges and were being held in custody.
Police will gather more witness statements before pressing charges related to the cannibalism allegations, he said.
Cannibalism was part of traditional culture in Papua New Guinea, where human flesh was known as “long pig,” and survived in isolated pockets into the latter part of the 20th century while the country was under Australian colonial rule.
Wagambie, 36, said he had never heard of a previous case of cannibalism in his lifetime.
He expected police would make around 100 arrests over the weekend for cult-related crimes.
Four of the seven victims were murdered last week, Wagambie said, adding that no remains had been recovered.“They’re probably all eaten up,” he said (MyFox8, 2012).
Title: Man Accused of Biting Boy's Face
Date: July 24, 2012
Source: NBC News
Abstract: A Houston-area man has been accused of grabbing an 11-year-old boy and biting him on the face.
Records show 70-year-old Abdus Sattar of Spring has been charged with injury to a child in the July 14 incident.
Authorities say the boy told investigators he was riding his go-kart when a man flagged him down. A criminal complaint says the man grabbed by the boy, kissed him and bit his cheeks.
The child ran away and told his parents, who called authorities.
Asst. Chief Deputy Mark Herman of the Harris County Constable's Office said Monday that the boy suffered facial bruises. Hermann says Sattar told investigators he spoke to the boy but never touched the child.
No publicly listed phone number could immediately be found for Sattar,
who's free on bond (NBC News, 2012).
Title: California MMA Fighter Jarrod Wyatt, Accused Of Ripping Out Friend’s
Heart And Tongue, Pleads Guilty To Murder
Date: September 8, 2012
Source: NY Daily News
Abstract: A Northern California mixed-martial artist accused of ripping out his friend’s heart and removing his tongue while the two were on hallucinogenic drugs has pleaded guilty to murder and mayhem charges.
Jarrod Wyatt of Crescent City agreed to a plea deal in which he will serve 50 years to life in prison, Del Norte County prosecutors said. His official sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 4.
Wyatt pleaded guilty to first-degree murder involving mayhem in the March 21, 2010, death of his sparring partner, 21-year-old Taylor Powell, prosecutors said.
“The earliest he’ll be able to see a parole board is 2062,” District Attorney Jon Alexander said. “We saved Taylor’s family the agony from reliving the incident at the trial.”
Wyatt’s attorney, James Fallman, said his 29-year-old client didn’t want to testify at trial and he didn’t want his family to testify.
“We looked for an agreement that would at least give him the opportunity to be paroled someday,” Fallman said. “As bad as 50 years to life sounds, it’s better than life without the possibility of parole.”
The agreement was reached Thursday night, four days before Wyatt’s trial was to begin in Crescent City, the Eureka Times-Standard reported Friday (http://bit.ly/SqGjjR ).
When police arrived that day at a home at the mouth of the Klamath River, they found Wyatt naked and covered in blood. He told the officers, “I killed him,” and said he had cut out Powell’s heart and tongue, according to court documents.
The officers found Powell’s body on the couch of the Requa home. His chest was cut open, and his heart, tongue and the skin of his face were gone, court records said. His heart was found charred in a wood-burning stove.
An autopsy determined the organs had been removed while Powell was still alive, the documents said.
Witnesses say the two had ingested hallucinogenic mushrooms before the attack and believed they were involved in a struggle between God and the devil.Wyatt had entered duel pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity, prompting psychiatrists to evaluate his mental competence. In May, a judge ruled Wyatt was competent to stand trial (NY Daily News, 2012).
Title: Va. Man Gets 35-Year Sentence For Biting Woman’s Face
Date: September 11, 2012
Source: MyFox 8
Abstract: A 50-year-old Virginia Beach man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for aggravated malicious wounding after police say he chased down his girlfriend and chewed off a chunk of her face.
Police say Kevin C. Bullock of the 5500 block of Taylors Walke Lane in Virginia Beach, showed up to his girlfriend’s house unexpectedly on Dec. 10, 2010. They say she was trying to break off the relationship so she got into her car and drove away when she saw him.
Police say Bullock then rear-ended her at a stoplight in the Cypress Point area and attacked her from the driver’s side door. They say he began hitting her and he tried to gouge out her left eye. He then bit off a large chunk of her face by her left eye and spat it on the ground.
The woman was able to get to a nearby 7-Eleven store to get help. When police arrived, they were able to recover a portion of her flesh as well as bits of plastic from the rear-end collision.
Bullock was arrested later at his home. He pleaded guilty to the offense on May 29, 2012.
The girlfriend had to undergo several surgeries and she suffered eye damage. She now has permanent scarring on her face.
This was not Bullock’s first brush with the law. He has two prior felony convictions from Norfolk also involving violence against women. In 1987 he was convicted of unlawful wounding after stabbing his girlfriend about 30 times when she tried to end the relationship.He was convicted in 1999 for statutory burglary into the home of the current victim and attacking her according to police (MyFox 8, 2012).
Title: Cops: Naked, Bloody Man Gnawed On Woman’s Head During Wild Neighborhood
Date: September 13, 2012
Source: CBS Philly
Abstract: A Doylestown man, who was naked and bleeding profusely, gnawed on woman’s head all while “screaming like an animal” during a wild neighborhood rampage, state police said.
The bizarre incident played out in the early morning hours of September 7th in Hawley Boro, which is in Wayne County, Pennsylvania.
According to investigators, the incident began when 20-year-old suspect Richard Ciminio Jr. parked his car behind a home on Hudson Street, got out and stripped down to his underwear.
State Police say Ciminio then tried to break into a home, but was unsuccessful. Police say Ciminio then took off his underwear and continued down Hudson Street and broke into an unoccupied home.
While inside that home, police say Ciminio walked up to the home’s second floor and jumped out a window, causing severe injuries to his arms and legs when he hit the ground.
Bleeding profusely at this point, Ciminio then encountered two females who were walking down the street.
State Police say Ciminio tackled one of the females, causing injury to her and covered her in his blood. Investigators say Ciminio then “began to gnaw” at the victim’s head while “screaming like an animal.”
The two females were able to escape from Ciminio and call police.
When police arrived, they found Ciminio lying in the roadway, covered in blood and displaying “delusional and confrontational behavior.” Officers eventually were forced to tase Ciminio, but that did not stop his bizarre behavior as police say he punched an EMT, who was treating him, in the face.
Police were able to finally subdue Ciminio and he was taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center for treatment of his severe injuries.
It was not immediately known what, if anything, Ciminio was under the influence of during the frightening ordeal.
Ciminio is facing several charges, including aggravated assault,
indecent exposure and burglary, among others (CBS Philly, 2012).
Police Officer Charged In Plot To Kidnap, Torture And Cook Women He Found On
Date: October 25, 2012
Source: Fox News
Abstract: A city police officer dreamed up plots to kidnap, torture, cook and eat at least 100 women whose photos, names and addresses he pulled from a confidential law enforcement database, authorities said Thursday.
Gilberto Valle's fantasies about cannibalizing women — in one, he said he hoped to "cook her over low heat, keep her alive as long as possible" — were retrieved in a trail of emails, computer files and instant messages in online fetish chat rooms, and authorities said he was arrested because he was taking steps to carry them out.
None of the women was harmed, although a prosecutor said some of the women knew Valle and he had stalked at least two of them at home or work — once in his police car in a "very intimidating fashion." Authorities said he had had lunch with one of them.
Valle's estranged wife tipped authorities off to his chilling online activity, leading to his arrest, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official wasn't authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing case.
Valle, 28, was held without bail on charges including kidnapping conspiracy and unauthorized use of law enforcement records. U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman called the charges against him "profoundly disturbing ... the most depraved, most dangerous conduct that can be imagined" and even more troubling because he is a police officer. Pitman said the charges of the steps Valle took to carry out the plot "suggest more than just talk."
One document on Valle's computer was titled "Abducting and Cooking (Victim 1): A Blueprint," according to the criminal complaint. The file also had the woman's birth date and other personal information and a list of "materials needed" — a car, chloroform and rope.
"I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus ... cook her over low heat, keep her alive as long as possible," Valle allegedly wrote in one exchange in July, the complaint says.
In other online conversations, investigators said, Valle talked about the mechanics of fitting the woman's body into an oven (her legs would have to be bent), said he could make chloroform at home to knock a woman out and discussed how "tasty" one woman looked.
"Her days are numbered," he wrote, according to the complaint.
That woman told the FBI she knew Valle and met him for lunch in July.
Valle, who could face life in prison if convicted, sat quietly in a red T-shirt and jeans at his court appearance, answering one question with "yes, your Honor." No one answered the door to his home Thursday in a quiet, middle-class Queens neighborhood.
Public defender Julia Gatto had asked for bail, saying the Valle was only guilty of a "deviant fantasy."
"There's no actual crossing the line from fantasy to reality," Gatto said. "At worst this is someone who has sexual fantasies about people he knows and he talks about it on the Internet."
But Valle was arrested because he was too close to carrying out the "grotesque and disturbing" plots, Assistant U.S. Attorney Hadassa Waxman said. He had "plans to kidnap, rape, torture, kill and eat the body parts of young women, some of whom the FBI has identified and they acknowledge knowing the defendant for a period of time," she said.
Valle had created a computer catalogue with records of at least 100 women with their names, addresses and photos, the complaint says. Some of the information came from his unauthorized use of a restricted law enforcement database, authorities said. He claimed, according to the complaint, that he knew many of them.
"The allegations in the complaint really need no description from us," said Mary E. Galligan, acting head of the FBI's New York office. "They speak for themselves. It would be an understatement merely to say Valle's own words and actions were shocking."
The complaint alleges that in February, Valle negotiated to kidnap another woman — Victim 2 — for someone else, writing, "$5,000 and she's all yours."
He told the buyer he was aspiring to be a professional kidnapper, authorities said.
"I think I would rather not get involved in the rape," the complaint said. "You paid for her. She is all yours, and I don't want to be tempted the next time I abduct a girl."
It says he added: "I will really get off on knocking her out, tying up her hands and bare feet and gagging her. Then she will be stuffed into a large piece of luggage and wheeled out to my van."
Cellphone data revealed that Valle made calls on the block where the woman lives, the complaint says. An FBI agent interviewed the woman, who told them that she didn't know him well and he was never in her home.
Valle, a graduate of
the University of Maryland, where he studied psychology and criminal justice,
was suspended from the police force after his arrest (Fox News, 2012).