A barely recognizable victim may hold all the clues to what occurred this past weekend. The resulting attack will infamously go down as one of Miami's most brutal and shocking crimes.
31-year-old Rudy Eugene, a naked homeless man, shot and killed by Miami police after savagely ripping the face off another naked man. Despite being shot, Eugene continued to tear out the trembling victims face. Shredding his skin and gouging his eyes.
He apparently randomly attacked the victim, dragging him out from the shade, stripping his clothes off and then beating him as the victim kicks his legs in an apparent attempt to fight back.
The attacker then spends several minutes crouched over the victim, all this captured on a nearby closed circuit camera. A bicyclist is seen to roll by on the sidewalk and a white sedan also rolls cautiously past the scene.
Police said at least five of those passers-by called 911 to report the incident,
Police arrived. Shots were fired. Several rounds later, Eugene finally dropped. The visible shaken police officer called for support and the crime scene was established.
The official police theory is that a new street drug called 'bath salts' may be the cause. Similar to synthetic cocaine or methamphetamine. But with It's effects increased beyond any manageable level. Violence, psychosis and an almost super human strength are attributed to this drug. The user can also experience a significant rise in body heat causing them to shed their clothes to cool down.
U.S. poison centers have indicated that ingesting or snorting bath salts can cause chest pains, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, agitation, hallucinations, extreme paranoia, and delusions.
"They begin to lose their memory," said Ray Ortega, a licensed counselor at Cenikor, a long-term drug and alcohol behavior modification program with a facility in Deer Park.
"Motor skills are affected. There's a big delay in their thinking and their speech, and it's irreversible," added Ortega.
The little packets of powder carry names like Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning, and Vanilla Sky. Though the names may sound harmless, Bath salts contain powerful amphetamine-like chemicals, such as methedrone and methylenedioxypyrovaleron or MDPV.
The drug seems to be traversing the continent. For instance, substance abuse treatment in Texas has significantly risen from cases of this new drug. Ohio and Tennessee have also seen a sharp rise in reported cases.
The drugs are typically taken orally, by inhalation, or by injection. The worst outcomes have been associated with snorting or injecting the bath salts.
The other growing theory is that the M-bomb may have been used. It splices 15 mg of amphetamines with 15 mg of the 'necro-mortosis.' virus. By making a hybrid drug using the undead mortosis virus, users play a dangerous game where the inevitable outcome is zombification. Just a few uses can make a user contract full blown necrotic erosion, leading to death and eventual reanimation.
ZombieWorldNews(TM) first reported on this drug back in 2007. The article: 'M-Bomb' The greatest drug threat ever to hit the streets, revealed how the users first experienced a speedy and euphoric feeling due to the amphetamine, but then a sense of lethargy, depression and alienation would follow. It has since become increasingly available throughout the world. Miami is in fact particularly vulnerable due to several illegal drug rings importing from nearby Cuba.
However, authorities are quick to point out that there are fundamental differences between M-bomb symptoms and Bath salts. The most apparent one being that whereas Bath salts increase the temperature of the user, the M-bomb actually reduces body heat. This often makes the user seek warm clothes and heat. This was not the case in the Miami attack.