New Gruesome Facts From Michigan Hook-Up Killing Reminiscent of Jeffrey Dahmer?

Mug Shots of Dahmer (left) and Latunski

 

“Accused cannibal eats part of Grindr date hanging from his ceiling, Michigan cops say”

That title alone should make you want to delete all your apps, call your friends, and just yell “WHAT THE HELL!”

Disturbing new details have been released by the police in the case of a Michigan man who allegedly killed his Grindr date, which we first covered in Michigan Man Charged With Murder And Mutilation Of Human Body In Grindr Hookup.

I think by now, we’ve all discussed the tragic death over the Christmas holiday of hairstylist Kevin Bacon, 25. What started off as a hook up on Christmas Eve, turned into a horrific incident, leading to Bacon’s death. His family reported him missing on Christmas Day and it was soon after that his car was found with his wallet, phone, and clothes inside.

The most recent news about this case covered in the Kansas City Star piece on Monday, are just too gruesome to fathom. They reported:

Early on Dec. 28, police found Bacon’s body in 50-year-old Mark Latunski’s Morrice-area home, WJBK reported. He was arrested and charged with open murder and mutilation of a human body.

Now, more details have emerged.

According to court documents, police found Bacon hanging naked from the rafters by his ankles in Latunski’s house, WJBK reported.

Police said Latunski confessed to killing Bacon by stabbing him in the back then slicing his throat, also telling police he’d cut off Bacon’s testicles with a knife before eating them, court records say, according to WILX. – Kansas City Star

Those are apparently the alleged murderer/cannibal’s own words to police.  No medical reports have been released to back up his claims.
 
Like the cases involving Ed Buck in WeHo (Ed Buck Indicted In Case Concerning Overdosed Black Men), there was at least once incidence before involving Latunski. One month prior to Bacon’s death, police responded to a call at Latunski’s home after a man wearing a leather kilt and a bloodied face was seen fleeing the residence. The man was questioned, but no charges were made and the police closed the investigation.
 
We don’t have to wonder too much that if a woman was running from an apartment, bloodied from an apparent domestic dispute or date gone wrong, would the police have just closed the case and moved on?
 
The image below with accompanying text popped up on my Facebook feed on Monday. I don’t know if this is truly Latunski, but he looks similar and then there’s a leather kilt? And I am also not sure about the claim that “the average person walks past at least 16 murderers in their life,” but it is something to think about.
 

Latunski is expected to appear back in court on January 8th.

The Flint Rock in Flint, Mich., has been pained by the loved ones of the victim, Bacon. The rock now features a rendering of Bacon’s face over a rainbow backdrop along with messages from loved ones, according to the outlet.


I was curled up in my bed the other night and was beckoned to my phone after it dinged at me, letting me know I had a new message. From the sound, I knew which app it was on, Adam4Adam. Living less than 2 miles away from 15 gay bars, my apps do gather some hits now and again. This guy hit me up, liked my profile and pics, and asked if I wanted company as he was just leaving one of the bars. He had a great pic, and nothing more than the bare minimum in his profile. A ) That’s usually a red flag for me and B ) I’m looking to date and not just unlock the door at 1 AM for someone I had never met.  I told him, let’s chat more the next day, but we still chatted for 10 more minutes, then signed off and the chat actually sounded promising. Needless to say, his profile was deleted a couple days later.  Who was he really?  I’ll never know and maybe that’s a good thing.

Being single in a big city, little, city, anywhere, it often sucks. Meeting like people on these apps is they way maybe you’ll find a friend, fun, or the one. But now, besides some diseases, butt-hurt, rug rash, or a hickey (are those still a thing?), we are needing to be watching out for our lives being instantly taken away from us. What are the odds?  I’m not sure I want to take that gamble. We’ve all met some crazies we wish we never had, but apparently, there are even more crazy people out there.

Play safe, be safe, and don’t be shy to tell a friend where you’re going. Having a back up plan to get out of an uncomfortable situation is always good, too. Having a friend call you 5-minutes after meeting up with someone and playing the “What Karen? You’re locked out of your home and I have your only spare key?” phone call might just save you from a bad situation.

And if you see something, say something.  Or if you know some guy is a freak and dangerous, tell people!


When a couple of us writers read this gruesome story from the Kansas City Star, one of us said Jeffrey Dahmer 2.0 .  If you do not remember who Dahmer, you may be in your 20s or 30s as he died just about 25 years ago.

Jeffrey Dahmer – Milwaukee Police Photo.

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994), also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, was an American serial killer and sex offender who committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991. Many of his later murders involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts—typically all or part of the skeleton.

Although he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic disorder, Dahmer was found to be legally sane at his trial. He was convicted of 15 of the 16 murders he had committed in Wisconsin, and was sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment on February 15, 1992. He was later sentenced to a 16th term of life imprisonment for an additional homicide committed in Ohio in 1978.

On November 28, 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death by Christopher Scarver, a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution. – Wikipedia

Source:  Kansas City Star

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