A Florida man allegedly killed a Connecticut homeless man and ate pieces of his corpse, police alleged Wednesday.
Tyree Lincoln Smith, was arrested Tuesday in Lynn Haven, Fla., on a warrant issued for him in connection with the grisly Connecticut murder, Lynn Haven police told the Associated Press.
Angel L. Gonzalez's body was discovered Friday in an abandoned building in Bridgeport, Conn., police there told the AP. A medical examiner ruled that his death was a homicide caused by blunt head trauma, the AP reported. Police reported that Smith allegedly hacked Gonzalez to death last month and ate the victim's eye and part of his brain, the AP reported Wednesday.
A Connecticut cousin of Smith's told Bridgeport detectives that Smith--whose mother said he had mental issues--told her that Smith visited her home in Connecticut on Dec. 15 and told her that he wanted to get blood on his hands and told her he was going to a park and the abandoned home where he used to live and the body was later found, an arrest warrant affidavit said, the AP said.
The affidavit then goes on to describe that Smith returned to his cousin's home with bloody pants hands and an ax, the AP said. Smith allegedly told her he had been invited inside the building by a Hispanic man, who he proceeded to kill, beating him in the face and head with an ax, the AP reported. He allegedly proceeded to take one of his eyes, a piece of his skull and some of his brain matter to a nearby cemeter where he allegedly ate them, the affidavit said, according to the AP.
Smith then took a Greyhound Bus from Connecticut to Florida, the AP reported his cousin told detectives. Then he allegedly went on to admit via telephone that he had been at the home and that he had told a relative he had killed the man, according to the affidavit.