Reporting Meghan McCorkell
JOPPATOWNE, Md. (WJZ) — A horrifying discovery at a Harford County home. Detectives discovered body parts and they say they could be linked to a missing man.
Meghan McCorkell has the latest details.
Police served a search warrant Wednesday morning at the home of that missing man and made a gruesome find.
Parts of a human body were found at the home along Terrapin Terrace in Joppatowne.
“It’s very scary, especially knowing that it’s so close to home,” said neighbor Melinda Kraft.
Police came to search the house where Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie lived. The 37-year-old vanished without a trace from his home last Friday.
“They were able to locate evidence of a crime, including human remains,” said Monica Worrell with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
Even more evidence was discovered just blocks away. Police say they also found body parts inside a dumpster on church property along Trimble Road.
“It’s very sad. It makes me want to pray for the family members of the person who is deceased,” said church member Kelly Bush.
Members of Towne Baptist Church arrived to find services canceled for the night as forensic technicians combed through the church dumpster, searching for evidence.
“That’s like what you see on TruTV, the crime scenes on TruTV. You don’t expect to see it in your own backyard,” said church member Bob Farrington.
Police say Alexander Kinyua, 21, is in custody, charged with first-degree murder, but neighbors’ nerves are still frayed.
“My heart kind of dropped so this is kind of shocking to me,” Kraft said.
WJZ has learned the suspect and the missing man lived at the same address. Right now, their relationship is unclear.
Police say they strongly suspect the body is that of the missing man but the medical examiner will need to officially identify the body.