Michigan man hanged 25-year-old Grindr date from ceiling, slit his throat and ate his testicles: Police
Mark Latunski has been charged with one count of open murder and one count of mutilation of a human body
SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN: A Michigan man has been accused of murdering a man he met on gay dating app Grindr. According to court documents, the accused suspended his victim from the ceiling, stabbed him, slit his throat and then cut off his testicles and ate them.
Kevin Bacon, 25, a hairstylist studying at the University of Michigan-Flint, was reported missing by his father Karl on December 25 after Bacon missed the family's annual Christmas breakfast, according to the Daily Mail.
Bacon's roommate Michelle Meyer told authorities that she last saw him alive on the evening of December 24 as he was leaving home to meet a man he had matched with on Grindr. Meyer said she had not heard from him since.
Soon after the missing report, police found Bacon's car, which had his phone, wallet and some clothes inside, at a Family Dollar in Clayton Township, but it would be another three days before they received a tip claiming Bacon was inside the Bennington Township home of 50-year-old Mark Latunski.
When detectives interviewed Latunski, he admitted he killed Bacon by stabbing him in the back and slitting his throat late Christmas Eve or early Christmas morning and agreed to let them carry out a search of his home.
The Clayton Township Police Department asked the Michigan State Police for assistance in the search, during which they uncovered a horrific scene.
Court documents state that officers found Bacon naked, suspended upside down from the ceiling with a rope tied around his ankles. He had suffered knife wounds to the back and neck and had been left that way for four days.
It also said Latunski had confessed to "using the knife to cut off Mr Bacon’s testicles which he later consumed."
Latunksi has been charged with one count of open murder and one count of mutilation of a human body in connection to the case. He has been in police custody since Bacon's body was found at his home and appeared via video in the 66th District Court in Corunna on Monday, January 6.
His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for January 8, following which a pretrial hearing will be held on January 14.