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Mexican man arrested in mutilation killing-Graphic
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Published on: 10/11/07 | By JEREMY SCHWARTZ

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.


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KEYWORDS: aliens; immigrantlist; immigration; ladykillers; mexico; serialkillers
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To: hercuroc
A wall should be built-to keep ILLEGALS out. I’m not going to pander to the illegal vote. If they’re that dumb to go to the safety of Keg Legs I say let ‘em go

Yep that's real smart, insult a whole ethnicty, because of the actions of one.

51 posted on 10/11/2007 7:57:53 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Dane

tagline


52 posted on 10/11/2007 8:05:56 PM PDT by hercuroc (Mr Bush-build the wall ''American public" 2007)
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To: yeehah

I believe they are insulting our ethnicity to use Dane’s words


54 posted on 10/11/2007 8:08:56 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: ExpatGator
>"He was just reenacting the lives of his Aztec ancestors."

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!

55 posted on 10/11/2007 8:10:41 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Hey Jessie, how much melanin do you have to have to form a socially acceptable lynch mob?)
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To: hercuroc

Edo Geino.


56 posted on 10/11/2007 8:13:48 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

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!


57 posted on 10/11/2007 8:16:24 PM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: ExpatGator

“Hell, I’m Scotch-Irish so it’s 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.


58 posted on 10/11/2007 8:17:58 PM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

*snort* Yeah. Right. Where we gonna get virgins in this country?


59 posted on 10/11/2007 8:18:07 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: null and void

I dunno, I was just dissin’ the Mexican Police.


60 posted on 10/11/2007 8:18:22 PM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: Triggerhippie

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..........


61 posted on 10/11/2007 8:23:42 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (The only thing sourdough bread is good for is a grilled cheese sandwich, For that it's essential/)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Truth be known, Sawney Beane was really a veggetarian.


62 posted on 10/11/2007 8:53:41 PM PDT by CHEE (OK, so what's the speed of dark? - Larry the Cable Guy)
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To: hercuroc

“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??


63 posted on 10/11/2007 9:14:42 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42 - 12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: hercuroc

Yo comí su hígado con algunas habas y una sangría agradable...

64 posted on 10/11/2007 11:52:59 PM PDT by Darth Republican (Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.)
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To: hercuroc

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.

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1161242814173740.xml&coll=1


65 posted on 10/12/2007 3:43:10 AM PDT by Mila
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To: ExpatGator
My ancestors traveled halfway across the globe to make a new life for themselves and their families, hacking at the wilderness to create farmsteads and a livelihood. Their integrity and work ethic, albeit watered down, lives with us to this day; it is the reason for our Nation's greatness.

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.

66 posted on 10/12/2007 7:08:00 AM PDT by -=SoylentSquirrel=-
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To: Dane
"...Evil is evil and knows no ehtnic (sic)boundries..."

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.

67 posted on 10/12/2007 7:16:06 AM PDT by -=SoylentSquirrel=-
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To: -=SoylentSquirrel=-; Dane

Awww, it’s soooo sweet when old FReeper FRiends reunite...


68 posted on 10/12/2007 7:26:46 AM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: hercuroc; pulaskibush; call meVeronica; AnimalLover; rineaux; Roamin53; genxer; time4good; ...

“....more European and American than Mexican.” ???

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


69 posted on 10/12/2007 8:58:28 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (US Constitution Article 4 Section 4..shall protect each of them against Invasion...domestic Violence)
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To: hercuroc
This case is exceptional. (Calva's) profile is much more European and American than Mexican

Exceptional? Not when a prior Mexican cannibal claims human flesh tastes like bbq goat.

70 posted on 10/12/2007 9:07:05 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: GOPmember
Were it not for the age discrepancy, I'd wonder if this were the same guy

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.

71 posted on 10/12/2007 9:14:57 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Dane
And neither does the American state of Wisconsin, where jeffrey dahmer's atrocities occured.

That's ok. His fellow inmates took care of things.

72 posted on 10/12/2007 9:16:21 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: -=SoylentSquirrel=-

Agreed. I was of course just joking.


73 posted on 10/12/2007 9:40:04 AM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: Dane
So I guess, using your logic, jeffrey dahmer’s atrocities are less serious because he wasn’t Mexican

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.

74 posted on 10/12/2007 2:42:34 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


75 posted on 10/12/2007 3:11:50 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.


76 posted on 10/15/2007 9:18:56 PM PDT by kranonk (Sure, the fence is needed to avoid that bizarre thing happens in the USA. Remember Ted Bundy, Jeffre)
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