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Police Confirm Victim ID in Alleged Joppa Cannibalism

Kujoe Agyei-Kodie's roommate has admitted to his murder.

Police have confirmed the identity of the victim in that shocked the Joppa community this week.

The human remains found in two locations along Trimble Road in Joppa on Wednesday were identified as those of Kujoe Agyei-Kodie, according to a statement from the .

Agyei-Kodie's roomate, Alexander Kinyua is the only individual to have been charged in connection with the death. Kinyua, 21, admitted to police that he killed Agyei-Kodie, 37, before eating parts of his heart and brain, according to charging documents.

Police located a relative of Agyei-Kodie in the United States before confirming his identity.

said he thinks residents are in shock.

"Harford County is a quiet county with a very low crime rate," he said in a statement. "We have the fifth lowest crime rate in the state and we would never believe that anything like this could happen in our community. We are concerned for the residents in the Joppa community and have taken steps to assure them that they are not at risk. Our detectives and deputies worked tirelessly to bring this case to a successful conclusion and remove the suspect from the community as quickly as possible. We are hoping things will return to normal sooner rather than later and that we can put this horrible and tragic incident behind us."

As of 8:30 p.m. Friday, the investigation was ongoing.

The sheriff's office released a statement Monday saying Agyei-Kodie was missing. He was last seen Friday at the home he shared with Kinyua and Kinyua's family on Terrapin Terrace in Joppa. 

Kinyua's family reported the presence of body parts to authorities Tuesday. Police discovered parts in two locations—the home, and a dumpster at a nearby church on Trimble Road—revealing the details on Wednesday. 

sg June 02, 2012 at 02:59 AM
This has been grossly reported. O could not even read details. Did you have to be so detailed? There shoud be limits
Wings June 02, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Seriously SG? What did Sean say that hasn't already been said on the news..if you didn't want to read something gross then you should have read a story about cannibalism . People just amaze me.
lauren oconor June 02, 2012 at 05:20 AM
If you dont want to know gruesome details dont read the news. As a resident in joppa i wanted to know all i could and be sure that my family is safe. God bless the victim And his family. His dignity should be preseeved in all this... as for that murderous animal- i hope the good men on jail will bring on some vigilante justice. Disgusting sick animal. Im sorry for his poor family as well. Thank God they did the right thing and turned him in.
Take Responsibility! June 02, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Keep that head buried firmly in the sand.
Jenn June 02, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Wow... SG probably doesn't like Halloween or movies that aren't rated G. Sorry, hun, but reality presides over sugar-coated fantasy. This is the real world, and folks like me want real facts. I live close to there and the gruesome details matter to me because I'd like be prepared for what's going on around me. I didn't know the victim or the suspect, but this is a heinous act that I hope is served with justice. My heart goes out to the poor victim's family and friends. I hope the prison psychiatrists can figure out why the cannibal did this and help find a way prevent future incidences (this is the 5th cannibalism case I've read about this month - it has to stop soon). Rest in peace, Mr. Agyei-Kodie.
Longtime Joppatowne Resident June 02, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Amen Jenn. A coworker asked me, "Why do you watch the news? Its depressing." Yeah it is very depressing, but I would like to know what the hell is going on around me! Ive lived in Joppatowne my entire life and would often go out late night by myself to run to Redners or Sheetz etc, and think nothing of it. Often taking Trimble, which I know has no real relevance but now it is more encased in my head to keep a look out for anything crazy. SG, if you dont want to read gross details, then stay away from all news outlets. Just sayin.....

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