Recent autopsy reports have revealed that no flesh was found in the stomach of Rudy Eugene, the man accused of being the "Miami cannibal."
Weeks after a zombie apocalypse frenzy broke out following the cannibalistic attack of Rudy Eugene, the man charged with eating the face of another live man, a new autopsy report reveals that no flesh was found in Eugene's stomach, according to the Miami Herald. The finding suggests that although Eugene was seen ripping off his victim's face with his teeth, he did not actually swallow the flesh.
The crime was initially blamed on the consumption of "bath salts" a recreational drug that has become increasingly popular in the Miami area the attack took place in. The drugs are said to have possible psychotic effects, and have been known to increase the temperature of the taker, which may have explained why Eugene stripped off all of his clothes before attacking Ronald Poppo, the homeless man sleeping by a Miami causeway.
Bath salts however, are typically consumed by inhaling the light powdery substance. The content of Eugene's stomach has revealed only undigested pill capsules thus far. Forensics say that it may take weeks to determine the toxic make up of Eugene's stomach, and to investigate what ingredients were contained within the pill capsules.
Last week the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement denying the possible existence of a "zombie disease" after news of the Miami cannibal attack threw some into a frenzy. Those close to Eugene have also reported that he was no monster, but instead simply someone struggling through his life. They even revealed he was a Christian and was known to use Bible verses in discussions with his friends.
"Something happened out of the ordinary that day. I don't want him to be labeled the Miami Zombie," Eugene's girlfriend Yovonka Bryant, who identified herself for the first time last Wednesday, told the Miami Herald. "He was a person. I don't want him to go down like that."