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Alexander Kinyua, 21, arrested for murder, eating body parts, Maryland police say

Alexander Kinyua, 21, is charged with first-degree murder after police found human body parts in his home Hartford County Sheriff's Office

(CBS) JOPPATOWNE, Md. - Authorities arrested a Morgan State University student on Wednesday after allegedly finding human body parts inside his house and a nearby dumpster, CBS Baltimore reports. Police say the suspect, Alexander Kinyua, admitted to eating portions of the body parts, which they believe belong to a man who lived in the same home and who has been missing since Friday.

Police executed a search warrant on Wednesday morning. Monica Worrell, a sheriff's spokeswoman, said the body parts found in the home had yet to be identified by the chief medical examiner, but authorities believe they belong to Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, who vanished Friday, reports CBS Baltimore.

According to the station, police said Kinyua's brother went down to the laundry room of the house and saw two metal tins, which he saw contained a head and two hands. When the brother confronted Kinyua about it, Kinyua said they were animal remains..

The brother then got his dad, who went downstairs but the items were reportedly gone.

During their search, police reportedly retrieved the head and hands. When they interviewed the suspect, he told them he cut up the victim with a knife and cannibalized the heart and portions of the brain, reports CBS Baltimore.

Police told the station that they discovered more evidence blocks away, including body parts inside a dumpster on church property.

Hartford County Sheriff's Office said Kinyua is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.

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