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Posted on 10/11/2007 7:07:06 PM PDT by hercuroc
Mexico City On the stove, a frying pan with chunks of flesh. In the refrigerator, a leg and part of an arm, both deboned. The bones were stuffed into a cereal box.
Mexico City police made the grisly discoveries this week as they arrested the man the Mexican press is calling the nation's first cannibalistic serial killer.
Police said Jose Luis Calva Zepeda, 40, was arrested Monday and being held for "probable" homicide after an investigation into the disappearance of his girlfriend. Investigators found the mutilated body of Alejandra Galeana, 30, in Calva's closet and believe Calva killed and mutilated at least two other women since 2004.
Calva was sent to the hospital after his arrest police say he fell from his apartment balcony while trying to flee when they arrived and will undergo a battery of psychological testing, police said. Authorities are also testing the limbs and flesh found in Calva's apartment to determine whether they are human.
The apparent murders and cannibalism have sent shock waves through the Mexican capital, a city long accustomed to violent crime, but not to such gruesome dismemberment. Mexico has had cannibalism cases before the last near Cancun in 2005 but experts say they have always been isolated.
"I don't know of another case like this in Mexico," said Cutberto Enriquez, curator of an exhibition on serial killers and the death penalty at Mexico City's Police Cultural Center. "This case is exceptional. (Calva's) profile is much more European and American than Mexican."
Horror-story writer The details of the case seem to come straight from a Halloween movie: Calva is a poet and writer of tales of horror. Inside his small apartment, in the heart of Mexico City and just a few blocks from the mariachi musicians at the famed Plaza Garibaldi, police found an unfinished manuscript entitled "Cannibal Instincts," according to local press reports.
Calva sold his poetry at the city's informal markets. He also reportedly is a failed screenwriter who unsuccessfully tried to sell his scripts for horror movies.
Enriquez said it is possible that Calva's frustration with his professional career fueled his rage.
"It would be very interesting to get a copy of his work," he said. "It would probably give a good psychological look at his concepts of good and evil."
Calva is also accused of killing his former girlfriend, Veronica Consuelo Martinez Casarrubias, who was found dismembered in 2004, and a prostitute known only as La Jarocha in April.
Police say his two girlfriends shared similar ages and appearances and both worked in pharmacies.
Neighbors mostly called Calva quiet and reserved, although the manager of a nearby pizza shop told El Universal newspaper, "He gave the impression of being a hypocrite, someone very concerned with being accepted."
Mexico's previous brush with cannibalism was equally as gruesome.
Authorities say Gumaro de Dios Arias gutted and ate another man who refused his sexual advances in 2005 near Cancun. Arias, who cooked his victim's heart on a grill, told interrogators his victim tasted like barbacoa, a slow-roasted Mexican meat dish.
And while Mexico City may not have seen much cannibalism, it has had several other high profile serial killers in recent years.
In 2006, Juana Barraza was accused of being the "little old lady killer" and murdering at least 30 elderly women over nearly a decade. Raul Osiel Marroquin was arrested the same week and accused of killing four gay men.
Yep that's real smart, insult a whole ethnicty, because of the actions of one.
I believe they are insulting our ethnicity to use Dane’s words
And just who do we think we are, putting his ancient noble heritage down. His ancestors culture is every bit equal if not better than our own!
Why I demand they put Aztecan sacrificial virgin altars next to the mooseslime footbaths!
Maybe a joint footwash/bloodletting deepsink kind of thing?
Hell, I’m Scotch-Irish so it’s not like I can give anyone too much crap!
“Hell, Im Scotch-Irish so its not like I can give anyone too much crap!”
Let me correct that: I’m of mostly Scotch-Irish ancestry on my father’s side.
*snort* Yeah. Right. Where we gonna get virgins in this country?
I dunno, I was just dissin’ the Mexican Police.
You are a true gourmet to remind us all that the bones shouldn’t be wasted!
Looks like everyone is afraid to look at the real issue here except you!
Reminds me of Julia C.’s “save the giblets!!”
Seriously though, very very funny..........
Truth be known, Sawney Beane was really a veggetarian.
“Calva is also accused of killing his former girlfriend, Veronica Consuelo Martinez Casarrubias, who was found dismembered in 2004, and a prostitute known only as La Jarocha in April.”
simple question: Why was he on the loose to begin with if he was already accused of two previous killings??
Yo comí su hígado con algunas habas y una sangría agradable...
Don’t need an influx nut cases from anywhere else, we’ve got our own homegrown crazies. Something similar happened here in October of last year.
This guy's heathen ancestors cut out the hearts of fellow (mostly non-combatant) humans and ate them while they were still beating. Apparently, that value lives on also, and may be a cultural factor for the utter and complete failure that is Mexico.
Actually, it does know ethnic boundaries, in that different demographic groups have differing levels of law abidingness. Some cultures respect law and order moreso than others; some cultures accept a different level of, say, graft and corruption in their society than others. Overall, the people of Mexico, by all measures, have a lower level of respect for the law than the people of the U.S.
To import people into this great country who have a lower level of law abidingness than the preexisting populace is cultural suicide.
Hey, wait a minute, weren't you banned? IIRC, you got ME kicked off FR a few years ago.
Awww, it’s soooo sweet when old FReeper FRiends reunite...
“....more European and American than Mexican.” ???
If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.
Exceptional? Not when a prior Mexican cannibal claims human flesh tastes like bbq goat.
36 vs 40 isn't considered an age discrepancy. Sounds like it could very well be the same guy who's wanted for murder in California but slipped back into Mexico.
That's ok. His fellow inmates took care of things.
Agreed. I was of course just joking.
Touchy, touchy, Mr. race baiter...a cannibal is a cannibal, no matter what nationality he is.
However, with open borders for the past umpteen years, how many of these cannibals are we importing into our own communities? We have our own trash to deal with.
Bush doesn't care, nor do many of the others who claim to represent us. They will prostitute themselves for votes, no matter where those votes come from.
Sure, the fence is needed to avoid that bizarre thing happens in the USA. Remember Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ed Gein, Albert Fish, Edmund Kemper, Otis Toole, John Wayne Gacy, Albert de Salvo.. they all were Mexicans, weren’t they? yeah, sure.