JOPPATOWNE, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Authorities say a Maryland man has been charged with first-degree murder after parts of a human body were found in his home.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year-old Alexander Kinyua was arrested Wednesday, days after a man whom he lived with went missing. Police say they found the body parts while searching the townhome on Terrapin Terrace in Joppatowne. Police also found body parts in a nearby trash container.

Kinyua also admitted eating portions of the man’s body parts, including his heart and brain according to CBS Baltimore.

Monica Worrell, a sheriff’s spokeswoman, says the body parts found in the home had yet to be identified by the chief medical examiner late Wednesday. But Worrell says authorities believe they are those of the missing man, 37-year-old Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie.

According to police, the suspect’s brother found a head and two hands inside two metal tins in the laundry room of the house. He then confronted the suspect about it, but was told the remains were animal and not human.

Their father then went to check on the container, but was unable to find them. The suspect was later seen cleaning them.

Police were able to retrieve the parts after serving a search warrant at which point Kinyua admitted to consuming them.

Kinyua has also been charged with first- and second-degree assault.

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