Rudy Eugene, the Causeway Cannibal who ate the face off a homeless man he attacked along the MacArthur Causeway, was apparently not high on bath salts or any other exotic street drug at the time of the attack, according to a report released Wednesday by the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner.
Doctors have released photographs of Ronald Poppo, more than two weeks after the homeless man had much of his face chewed off during an attack by so-called Causeway Cannibal Rudy Eugene over the Memorial Day weekend.
Thirty-one year old Rudy Eugene is now known around the world as the Miami Canninbal or the Cannibal on the Causeway after his horrific attack on Ronald Poppo, but new details from his autopsy may change the way he’s described.
Nearly three weeks after Miami Police officer Jose Ramirez shot and killed the so-called “Miami Cannibal,” CBS4 News has been given access to his personnel file.
The victim of the causeway cannibal attack has been in the hospital for nearly two weeks. He will endure a lifetime of facial reconstruction following the attack that left him without most of his face. CBS4’s Cynthia Demos spoke to an expert about whether Ronald Poppo is a candidate for a face transplant.
Police now believe that Rudy Eugene, the so-called Miami Zombie, was not only naked, but was also carrying his bible, when he nearly beat a homeless man to death and chewed off three-quarters of his face.
The best friends of the man police say committed a cannibal-style attack on the MacArthur Causeway are hoping the police investigation reveals what caused Rudy Eugene to snap.