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The “Miami Cannibal” was not high on bath salts after all. No Bath Salts Only Pot!
Rudy Eugene, the 31-year-old Miami man accused of eating off the face of a homeless man, had no traces of any drugs other than marijuana in his body. Eugene stripped naked and began chewing the face-off of Ronald Poppo, a 65-year-old homeless man. Eugene was shot dead by police when he refused to stop chewing Poppo’s face.
An autopsy was conducted on Eugene to investigate further the motive behind this weird event. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office, as well as an outside toxicology firm, confirm that Eugene’s autopsy revealed there were no “street drugs, alcohol or prescription drugs, or any other adulterants found in street drugs,” according to the Medical Examiner’s documents.
The Medical Examiner and toxicology firm tested for drugs like LSD, Ecstasy, Meth, PCP, heroin, oxycodone, Xanax, synthetic marijuana, among others. So why did Eugene turn into a cannibalistic monster? That answer remains unknown.
As for Poppo, he was left blind, missing a nose and one eye. He is currently receiving treatment and recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Doctors describe him as upbeat and charming given the circumstances. He is currently undergoing skin graft operations with several complete but still need several more. Doctors call his case one of the most devastating cases they have seen.
Poppo has been homeless for decades and is estranged from his 44-year-old daughter, Janice Poppo DiBello of New Jersey. No members of his family have attempted to contact him or visit him since the incident.
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