Police Call About Machete at Morgan Dorm in Alex Kinyua Cannibalism Case Released
Three weeks before Alexander Kinyua was charged with dismembering a family friend and eating some of the body parts, police at Morgan State University investigated a report that the suspect had a machete in his dorm room, school officials confirmed Monday.
What happened was that students in the dorm accused Kinyua of breaking a window, and a resident adviser said Kinyua would not sign a discipline slip. The adviser called police, saying he feared going into Kinyua's room at the campus apartment building because he was known to carry a machete.
Police searched Kinyua and the apartment but reported finding no machete. Weeks later, Kinyua was charged with dismembering his housemate,Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, in the family home in Harford County, and eating his heart and part of his brain.
The call about the machete was the latest in a string of violent and bizarre incidents in the months leading up to the attack, leading critics to question whether warning signs were missed.
Listen to the audio recording of the police call at the Baltimore Sun website.