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Chinese Cannibal Zhang Yongming Is One Of Many Cannibalism Cases Reported Recently

Updated on October 23, 2012
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By now you have more than likely heard about the homeless man in Miami having his face eaten off by a man named Rudy Eugene. Well apparently, Miami isn't the only place dealing with these bizarre acts of violence, several similar cases have been reported all over the world, with the majority of them being right here in the United States.

The fact that the police want to blame bath salts, without any actual proof, only shows me that they have no idea what they're dealing with. Regardless of whether or not Eugene was on heavy narcotics or not, it surely doesn't explain all of these acts of cannibalism. They may not be zombies per say, but the heinous acts they're committing certainly fit the bill.

Alex Kinyua - Baltimore, Maryland

Another big cannibalism case you may have heard of is Alex Kinyua (21) from Maryland. Kinyua has recently been caught, and confessed to the murder of fellow college student and roommate, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie (37). After Kinyue's brother found the decapitated head and hands of the victim in the basement of their home, he first confronted Alex and then called the police, after his brother tried to claim the remains were of a stray dog.

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The police found the body parts on the first floor of the home and the rest of the remains were found in a church dumpster about a mile away. After being arrested Kinyua quickly admitted to the murder, and to eating the victims heart and parts of his brain. This case occurred only days after the Miami incident.

No drugs are thought to be involved in this case. Kinyua came from a respectable family, even belonging to the ROTC military honor society, and his father was a physics lecturer at Morgan State University, the same college the two men attended. In an unrelated case, Kinyua had recently been expelled from school for violently attacking another student with a baseball bat, without cause.

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Luca Rocco Magnotta - Montreal, Canada

Magnotta, born Eric Newman, is currently being sought after for torturing, killing, sexually abusing and eating his lover, while filming the entire incident. Magnotta's entire life is based on lies and fairy tales, he often likes to tell stories of his career in gay porn and his appearance on a Canadian reality show.

Magnotta's real life on the other hand, has been a long string of petty crimes, gradually building up to the vicious acts he is now wanted for. His crimes include theft, burglary, sexual assault, suspected arson and animal cruelty to name a few. The accused has been sending letters/Emails to "The Sun", informing them that it is not over, and he will be back.

Magnottae has also made the comment that "killing is so much worse than smoking, because you can actually quit smoking". Magnotta is thought to be hiding somewhere in Europe, possibly England. Scotland Yard and France are both heavily searching for the psychopath, but as of yet his location is still unknown. Police say he may be dressed as a woman, as he has a feminine appearance and a fascination with cross-dressing.

(Magnotta was captured on June 4 in Paris a few days after this article was originally written)


Zhang Yongming - Yunnan, China

Yongming, a 56 year old man from Yunnan,China is accused of killing anywhere from 15 - 20 young boys and eating their flesh. It is thought that he may also have been selling the meat to unsuspecting consumers as ostrich meat, and feeding it to his dog. In his home were wine bottles with the victims eyeballs stuffed inside.

Apparently this wasn't a first for Yongming, as he had previously served a 20 year sentence for murder, and was known in the neighborhood as the cannibal monster. Upon searching the accused mans home police found one of the victims cellphone and other personal items, along with the previously mentioned wine bottles.

China has recently blocked or removed almost all reports of the crime from Chinese websites, and online searches for the words "missing in Yunnan" have also been blocked. Cannibalism is a very sensitive subject in China where it has been practiced in past history during instances of mass starvation, like their failed industrialization drive in the 1950's.

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Otty Sanchez - San Antonio, Texas

Sanchez (33) is being accused by the San Antonio Police Department of beheading her child using 2 swords and a knife. After murdering the 3 week old child, police say Sanchez ate part of the infants brain and chewed off three of his toes. Police Chief William McManus has made it very clear to the press that the details of the murder were far to heinous to fully discuss at this time.

Setting herself apart from most of the cases discussed here, Sanchez's case takes a far more gruesome turn considering the victim was her own infant son, but to make matters even creepier she told the police that she killed her son by request of the devil. Sanchez has been charged with capital murder for this horrible crime.

Thomas Tomasello - Staten Island, New York

Tomasello would certainly be the mildest of the accused in this article as he didn't kill or eat anyone. Thomas Tomasello is a Staten Island Pizza Shop owner, who just happened to try to bite the ear off of one of his customers. It all started when the customer changed the channel on the TV hanging on the wall of Tomasello's local restaurant. The waitress had gotten mad over the channel being switched and started arguing with the customer.

Hearing the debate the owner angrily stepped in and continued the argument with the customer for several more minutes. After things cooled down the customer went outside to smoke a cigarette and the owner followed him out the door, almost immediately after walking out of the restaurant the owner grabbed the victim and savagely bit his ear.

Tomasello's uncalled for act of violence left him charged with second- and third-degree assault charges.Though this wasn't exactly an act of cannibalism, using your mouth as a weapon is a behavior normally associated with wild animals and monsters, not intelligent human beings.

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Jieming Liu - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Jieming Liu is a 79 year old Chinese immigrant. Jieming and his wife (73 year old Yuee Zhou) had moved to Shrewsbury from China to be closer to their children just last fall. Police say the couples son, while visiting his parents condo, had discovered his mother's body lying on the bedroom floor covered in blood.

The victims left arm had been severed and found with several bites taken out of it and the fingers missing. When the man found his father, his hands and face were covered in his wife's blood. He informed police that his father had seemed very confused, and had told him that this was not his mother that he had found.

Upon questioning, Liu told police that it was self defense not murder, though he didn't offer up any other details in his defense. Liu has been charged with murder although the exact cause of Yuee Zhou's death is still unclear.

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As you can certainly see, there is no way that all of these people were getting high on bath salts, PCP, LSD or any other self prescribed narcotic. A few of them may have been drug related, it's definitely possible, but not all of them.

According to the CDC the cases I have mentioned here are only a handful of the articles swarming the Internet right now about recent cannibalism, and it's not showing any signs of lightening up. They may not be the zombies you have seen in horror movies, I don't actually remember movies ever being very true to fact, but it's certainly not a designer drug epidemic as the police would have you believe.

Whatever the cause may be, it seems there is a different kind of craziness coming over society lately and it doesn't look like it's going to end anytime soon.

DS Duby

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      please dont eat me 4 years ago

      can I just say McDonalds...

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Thank you SuzyHQ,it's very much appreciated.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Very thought provoking DS, fascinating stories that make you seriously wonder what factors make up these D.N.A's??? Congrats and well done on your success to date!! voting up interesting!

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      lol I suppose that depends on how you eventually decide to deal with that hunger.

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      customastrocharts 5 years ago

      Is it wrong that this hub makes me moderately hungry. No, wait, starving!

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Thank you iamaudraleigh, it was time consuming to say the least but when I found the news report about the women and her child it broke my heart.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I respect you for biting more than you can chew while writing this...lol! No, this was a great piece, but disturbing! Research for this would have been torcher! Great work!

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      Abhijit Aswath 5 years ago from India

      Interesting information :)

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      beaddve 5 years ago

      Interesting article.

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Yes I am sir lol and yes he does know everything. We went ATV riding a few weeks ago and he told me not to go through a big mudhole cause I'd get stuck. 10 minutes later he was pulling my 4 wheeler out of the mud with his. One of these day's I'll learn.

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      Wilbart26 5 years ago

      Hey, Duby, not much of an inspiration, but a teacher hahaha, you should ask your son to teach you how to kill zombies, definitely he knows many things about zombies more than you do. Remember, kids knows everything nowadays because of computer games and internet. Hahaha, you must be super proud of your son...

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Thanks Wilbart26 he's my inspiration. lol Thanks again for commenting.

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      Wilbart26 5 years ago

      "lol no not yet, though my 11 year old son did order a zombie survival guide off Ebay."

      First, your son is awesome!

      Second, your son will survive!

      Last! Your son Rocks!

      hahaha

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      You ever wonder if there really are people out there like that? I mean I know there are cannibals obviously cause I wrote the 2 articles on them, but do you think there may be ones like that? I don't know if I'm ever going mountain camping again. lol Thanks for commenting Gail641

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      I would freak out, too. I wouldn't want to run into any of those guys, either. They were creepy.

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      I saw those movies they were very graphic,and creepy. I know I'd freak out if I ran into those guys on a camping trip!

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      Me, too. I saw a movie awhile back called, "Wrong Turn" and "Wrong Turn II" and it was about these people who were mutants and they were cannibals. They were inbred and were getting more and more mutated with their babies being born. They were a real ugly bunch and very creepy!!

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      I couldn't agree more Gail641

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      Your welcome. It is a strange time. It seems like there are a lot of crazy things going on with cannibalism. There are people that are going backwards to the Neanderthals doing all of these crazy things.

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      slcockerham, That explanation seems just as possible to me as any other might, since I do believe in such things. It really is a scary thought. Thanks for reading and commenting

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      I so agree, people are crazy lol, but I've always thought that. I'm glad you commented Lil Miss Reader, I have your latest article bookmarked cause I didn't have time to read it when I saw it, but nearly forgot to check it out. I'll be doing that now. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      slcockerham 5 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

      DS Duby quite an interesting hub. I think it might be of demonic inspiration, due to all the abnormal unhuman behavior; superhuman strength, growling at police, etc...It' stands to reason that police would want to keep it quiet.

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      Stephany 5 years ago from Somerset New Jersey

      Awesome article. I didn't know about all those other people. I had heard about the woman in Texas but that was it. What the heck is going on with people today? I'm about to purchase a shotgun and lots of bottles water then hid in a basement! People have lost their damn minds!

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Thanks Maryhoneybee, I have to say I think that if enough people believe that the end was going to happen in Dec. it could cause enough stress in an already mentally unstable person to actually think that they have become a zombie. You never know. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      maryhoneybee 5 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

      Am I crazy, or could this play a part in the world supposedly starting its end in December? Honestly, when I heard about the Miami story on the radio, I thought it was a joke! It seemed so far out, so bizarre that it couldn't be real. But, you know what they say--truth is stranger than fiction. I don't think it's such a bad idea to keep a crowbar under your workplace desk now, the way my friend's brother-in-law does. Clearly he knows the score.

      Good hub! Voted up!

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Thank you that's very kind.

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Thank you very much TToombs08, I thought it was pretty odd of the CDC to play a joke like that in the first place. They are supposed to be taken seriously not inciting panic. You're right though mainstream will never cover the issues at hand it's just to controversial. Thank you again for reading and commenting.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      voted up and scary.. LOl

      sharing..

      Debbie

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Well, the CDC and a few other government agencies DID put out a "Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse" public service announcement a little while ago. Maybe they weren't kidding after all. This whole thing is very disturbing. Mainstream won't cover it and the fringe media that do cover it won't be taken seriously. I guess it's up to the individual to research it and make their own conclusions. Very good hub, DS. Nicely done. Voted up and more...then shared. :)

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      Geofferson Dean Sexton 5 years ago from Nowhere Land, Ontario, Canada.

      Anytime!

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Thank you unknown spy, That's a very creepy story to hear of in your own area. If I ever hear such a crazy thing in my own area I'll probably be boarding up windows and loading firearms. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Interesting... im hooked by this hub until the end. i just once heard near our place that a man beheaded his kid and make a stew out of it..

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      I completely agree Gail641 it's a truly bizarre and troubling time we live in. We are supposed to be at our most civilized state of being, yet it seems more like we're converting to Neanderthals. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      It's scary that these heiness acts are being committed. Maybe it wasn't drugs that made the face eating man do what he did? That incident was really bazarre. The world seems to be getting stranger, esp. with the acts of cannabals-it's creepy!

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      lol no not yet, though my 11 year old son did order a zombie survival guide off Ebay.

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      Wilbart26 5 years ago

      Are your zombie emergency kit ready? Just thinking... :?

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Now that is an incitement comment, thank you very much for that. I couldn't agree more if it was 1 or 2 cases I may believe drugs, but as it stands I'm not convinced, governments have always used the media to control their so called sheep through propaganda, and this bath salt excuse is no different. Thanks again for your excellent comment.

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      Geofferson Dean Sexton 5 years ago from Nowhere Land, Ontario, Canada.

      I've been following these cases with fervour! I always find it interesting when normally rational people act irrationally and Cannibalism fits the description of irrational behaviour perfectly.

      The bath salts theory is a scapegoat, I think, considering how many other ways people are acting similar to that of a "zombie". For instance there is a type of bacteria called toxoplasmosa gandii which is commonly found in rats and needs to develop in a cats intestine, and intentionally forces the rat to scurry towards the cat to be eaten. The rat is being 'forced' to get itself to get eaten, and is none the wiser. The scary thing is that more than half of the human population on earth is infected with this bacteria. There are also neurotoxins, which are poisons that can basically paralyse you to the point you're considered dead, as seen in Dr. Wade Davis' The Serpent in the Rainbow and Passage of Darkness. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or "mad cow disease" has also known to cause violent behaviour, hallucinations and cases of cannibalism as the disease was caused from cows consuming their own kind after it had been mixed with their feed.

      There are just so many scientific possibilities nowadays for why people may act similar to a zombie, to blame it on drugs just seems like a cop-out, it also dictates that mankind are a bunch of brain dead idiots who don't have the simple intelligence to determine the good stuff from the bad.

      All this talk about bath salt though, doesn't it make you at least curious to try it? Maybe that's how it starts . . .

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Thank you Rabbit75 for reading and commenting, you may actually be on to something about the technology, it's the same way here, when you walk into a bar, restaurant, or whatever everyone is focused on their phones instead of each other. Nobody seems to have time for the people around them.

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      rabbit75 5 years ago

      Wow, this is truly disturbing. You're right DS Duby, there's some serious issues going on here. Maybe Andera is right and this behavior has been going on for a while...just the media coverage on the subject has increased.

      Either way, it's a problem. Perhaps, we as humans are becoming more and more disconnected with today's technology? I actually walked into a bar the other night and saw at least 50% of the patrons fiddling around with their cellphones almost the whole time. I had to laugh.

      Quite interesting DS Duby. Voted up and shared!

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      I just have a hard time believing that Americans have always been eating each other on a daily basis. I don't really think it's an apocalypse or zombies but I think there are some serious issues with the world right now. we're seemingly losing our humanity or de-evolving in some instances.

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      Andera 5 years ago

      Where's the button for 'disturbing' when you need one?

      My personal thoughts are that there hasn't been an increase in cannibalism cases, just in the media coverage.

      Following the Miami incident, news people have been dying to report cannibalism-related accidents just to ride on the panic wave.

      Then again, I could be wrong and we're all doomed...

      Hehe.

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      Wilbart26 5 years ago

      Voted up! Nice information you got there, anyway, people should be careful about the surroundings. Cannibals/Zombies or whatever they claim it to be, might just lurking around and waiting for the perfect time to strike.