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.
Police released three 911 calls from people on the MacArthur Causeway who witnessed a cannibalistic attack.
Before 65-year-old Ronald Poppo lost his face in a cannibalistic attack, he had completely lost touch with his family.
The daughter of Causeway Cannibal victim Ronald Poppo said she didn’t know her father and that she thought he was dead long before the horrific attack by Rudy Eugene last Saturday.
South Florida is filled with history, including a history riddled with mobsters, con men, drug runners, fugitives and assassins; now we can add cannibal to the list. That’s exactly what Miami’s famous “Mystery, Mayhem and Vice” Crime Bus Tour is doing. IIt’s adding the side of the MacArthur Causeway, where a naked Rudy Eugene ravaged the face of a complete stranger over Memorial Day weekend, to its list of stops on the tour of Miami-Dade’s most celebrated crimes.
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.