Mark Latunski Allegedly Kills Victim and Eats His Testicles
A Michigan man accused of murder and cannibalism reportedly suspended his alleged victim from a ceiling by his ankles and stabbed him twice before slitting his throat and cutting off his testicles to eat them, court documents show.
The body of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon was found inside the Bennington Township home of murder suspect Mark Latunski, 50, on December 28, four days after he was last seen alive.
Bacon’s roommate, Michelle Myer, told police she last saw him alive on the evening of December 24 as he was leaving their home to meet up with a man he’d met on the mobile dating app, Grindr, before completely vanishing.
The man he was venturing off to meet, it would later be revealed, was Latunksi – and new court documents obtained by Michigan Live reveal the horrifying fate awaiting the 25-year-old hairstylist when he stepped inside the suspect’s home.
Michigan State Police received a call for assistance from Clayton Township Police Department to conduct a welfare check for Bacon inside Latunksi’s home on December 28, after receiving a tip he may be inside.
Officers then conducted an interview with the 50-year-old, who agreed to let them carry out a search of the home after reportedly admitting to killing Bacon by stabbing him in the back and slitting his throat late Christmas Eve or early Christmas morning.
Bacon was found dead hanging upside down from the ceiling naked, where he had been suspended with a rope tied around his ankles for nearly four days.
Latunski then reportedly admitted to officers he has also used the murder weapon to cut off Bacon’s testicles and later ate them, police testimony shows.
Latunski has been charged with one count of open murder and one count of mutilation of a human body. He’s been in custody ever since police found Bacon’s body at his home.
Divorce, custody and criminal records also reveal an extensive history of complaints about Latunski’s health.
He was known to have stopped taking the medication prescribed to treat his various mental health illnesses, according to records from the 66th District and 35th Circuit courts.
A motion filed by his ex-wife Emily Latunski to suspend visitation rights to his children on August 22 says the suspect had previously been diagnosed with major depression, paranoid schizophrenia and traits of a personality disorder in 2010 and 2012.
‘Mark Latunski has a history of mental illness and has been hospitalized in the Owosso Mental Stress unit … [and] has a history of going off his medication,’ the motion states.
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