A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly hacking to death a Connecticut man and eating the victim’s eye and part of his brain.
Police in Lynn Haven, Florida, said Wednesday that 35-year-old Tyree Lincoln Smith was arrested Tuesday night on a Connecticut warrant for murder.
According to police in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Smith was covered in blood when he told cousin Nicole Rabb on December 16 that he had killed a homeless man with a hatchet and eaten pieces of his brain and his eye.
Tyree Lincoln Smith allegedly killed and ate a homeless man in Connecticut before taking a bus to Florida, where he was arrested this week
She said he had blood on his pants, was carrying an axe and wanted to take a bath.
‘Tyree told [Rabb] the blows to [Angel Gonzalez’s] head were so severe that he was able to remove an eye from the man’s head along with pieces of brain matter and a piece of his skull,’ the warrant reads, according to the Hartford Courant.
Smith put the body parts in a bag and walked to cemetery where another cousin is buried.
‘At the cemetery he said he ate the eyeball, which tasted like an oyster, and the brain matter,’ according to the warrant.
Rabb contacted authorities after the victim’s body was discovered Friday.
Angel Gonzalez’s decomposed, significantly wounded body was found in an abandoned building and blood was spattered on a nearby wall.
Police say Smith left Connecticut that day on a Florida-bound Greyhound bus, arriving on Monday.
Lynn Haven police say federal, state and local law enforcement officers took Smith into custody at a woman’s apartment without incident.
She told authorities she was unaware of his alleged actions.