In a barbaric incident, a 33-year-old man broke into his ex-girlfriend's house in Jeffersonville, stabbed her to death and ate portions of her heart, brain and lungs.
On Monday, details of the macabre southern Indiana homicide were released. Joseph Oberhansley has been arrested for killing his ex-girlfriend, Tammy Jo Blanton, 46, according to WAVE 3. The Clark County Prosecutor's Office said that Blanton called the cops at 3 am on Thursday complaining about her former lover who was trying to break into her house.
The report says that officers intervened and immediately sent Oberhansley away. But later around 10 am, they again received a distress call from Blanton and they rushed to her residence.
The cops found Oberhansley in her house but Blanton was nowhere to be seen. After a search, they found Blanton's body lying in a pool of blood in the bathtub. The Courier-Journal reports that the woman's skull was crushed and the autopsy report showed that she had fatal injuries on her head, neck and torso and portions of her brain, heart and lungs were missing.
According to the affidavit, police found a "plate with what appeared to be skull bone and blood" on it with a cooking pot and pair of tongs with blood stains.
Later, Oberhansley admitted to having cooked and eaten the woman's brain.
Oberhansley claimed to be somebody else when he appeared in the court on Monday. "You've got the wrong guy," he said and denied charges of murder, breaking into residence and abuse of a corpse.
Initially, he was set for $25,000 bail but it was later lowered to $500 for his release.
According to Huffington Post, Oberhansley has a long criminal record. In 2000, he was accused of manslaughter and murder of his then girlfriend who had given birth to his child. After his release in 2012, he resisted arrest when he choked a man at a bar the next year.