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‘Miami Causeway Cannibal’ Did Not Ingest Flesh

Miami Causeway Cannibal
(Credit: MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPT./AP)
Miami Causeway Cannibal
(Credit: MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPT./AP)

There was not any flesh in the stomach of Rudy Eugene, who is best known as the “Miami Causeway Cannibal.” The cause of the heinous attack is still unknown but Eugene was not actually eating his victim’s face, according to preliminary autopsy results, reports the New York Daily News.

Sorry zombie apocalypse hopefuls, Eugene was neither zombie nor cannibal.

Rudy Eugene made national news on May 29th after he was filmed by Miami surveillance camera attacking 65-year-old Ronald Poppo. It appeared that Eugene was eating Poppo’s face as 80 percent of it was missing. Cops had to repeatedly shoot Eugene in order to get him to stop attacking Poppo. Though in critical condition, Poppo is still alive.

Doctors did find traces of pot in Eugene’s system along with undigested pills. The exact pills that Eugene took will not be able to be determined until the toxicology report is complete.

Early reports said Eugene may have suffered from a cocaine psychosis or an overdose of bath salts, a synthetic drug that has been likened to a new form of LSD. The drug causes the body to heat up, making some people to strip off their clothes, the Miami Herald reported.

“I wouldn’t say he had mental problem, but he always felt like people was against him. No one was for him, everyone was against him,” his ex-wife, who filed for divorce in 2007, told WPLG.

Eugene’s girlfriend also said he did not seem to have a mental problem and that he didn’t have any history of hard drug abuse.

“Rudy never drank alcohol or used drugs around me,” Yovonka Bryant said at the news conference. “I only ever saw him smoke a marijuana cigarette once.”

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