BALTIMORE - For an image to accompany his "Warrior Syndicate" Internet radio show, alleged cannibal Alexander Kinyua apparently chose a photo of his face covered in green and white war paint.
The show, he said, was for "warriors skilled in combat or warfare . coming together to form a syndicate learning portal for Warrior Clans."
The Web page is part of a disturbing online trove on accounts linked to Kinyua, made all the more chilling by charges from police in Harford County that he admitted this week to killing a 37-year-old man and eating his heart and portions of his brain.
Kinyua, a third-year electrical engineering major at Morgan State University and longtime member of its ROTC program, was obsessed with the military, according to the online postings, and left behind scrawls referencing cosmic teachings, feelings of oppression and end times. In recent months, he appeared to post across various platforms using the screen name "COREeye67," according to various web sites reviewed by The Baltimore Sun.
It is difficult to discern a common thread beyond the urgency conveyed in the writings.
"10,000,000+ YEAR'S OF WAR!!! IS PEACE AN ILLUSION? EXCELLENT VIDEO," reads a comment from one of his accounts on a video.
Kinyua is being held without bond at the Harford County Detention Center on charges of first-degree murder in the killing of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, a 37-year-old Ghanaian national who was living with Kinyua's family.
Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie was reported missing by Kinyua's father last week, who said he was last seen jogging in their Joppa neighborhood. But on Tuesday night, Kinyua's younger brother reported that he had seen a human head and hands in the laundry room of the home, prompting police to execute a search warrant that confirmed the grisly account.
Police say Kinyua matter-of-factly admitted to cutting up Agyei-Kodie's body, and said he ingested portions of his organs before disposing of other remains in a church trash container about a mile from his home.
Classmates who knew Kinyua described him as unusual and intense, and the online postings convey a similar demeanor.
The Baltimore Sun cross-referenced various social media accounts, starting with Kinyua's Facebook page, that showed he claimed "COREeye67" as his account on other websites. Specifically the Blog Talk Radio show links to his Facebook page and a YouTube account for "COREeye67."
On Dec. 9, "COREeye67" began posting on Twitter, the site where users post short notes limited to 140 characters. That first day, 40 messages were posted to the account, individually numbered posts with messages such as, "All you need to know to start the inner path is to know the emptiness of your present life."
The following day, the account Tweeted 218 times: most of the messages are to random people and businesses, and say "AWESOME JOB!" or "COME HELL OR HIGH WATER!!!! KEEP ON, KEEPING ON!!!"
"Interrogations, detainments, illegal searches, releases, etc. Perfect!!! The last week has been just perfect," he wrote. In February, the account sent messages to Michele Bachmann and MC Hammer, and a message to Parenting Magazine, referencing an article about night terrors and writing that he had a friend who is a "veteran exorcist."
"COREeye67" posted about ethereal beings and genocide, and recommended reading inspirational books and works referencing cosmic forces and "The Matrix." The user decried pollution, and the public school curriculum.
The YouTube account for "COREeye67" was shut down by the website for violations of copyrighted material, but comments on the videos of others are still visible. Some comments were left on videos of the National Society of Pershing Rifles, a fraternal group for ROTC members that Kinyua was a member of and where he used the name "Cyph3r," emblazoned on his jacket for the group.
An account for "COREeye67" on the document sharing site Scribd was also shut down due to terms of service violations, but a cached version of his account is still accessible and shows he had posted more than 600 documents, most of the declassified Army materials like a 300-page report called "Army Visual Aircraft Recognition," but also documents as varied as "Icelandic Wrestling 1908" and "Medieval Arms and Arm Tactics."
A album on Kinyua's Facebook page shows photos of his bedroom. The captions reference a trip to New Mexico in August 2011, and show him surrounded by posters - of wolves, eagles and nature scenes, as well a Phoenix. In the pictures, he wears a Pershing Rifles shirt and a beaded necklace.
One image is a poster of a ghoul with fangs, covering up its victim's mouth and ready to bite.
"It's a nightmare - one of my posters by my bed," the caption reads.
Lawrence Walker Jr., a lecturer in the university's electrical and computer engineering department, taught Kinyua a few classes several years ago, and had a very different picture of his behavior.
Kinyua used to visit his office for career advice and to chat, but had not stopped by in about a year, Walker said.
He called Kinyua a "docile student" who was always looking to improve himself.
"He was always smiling," Walker said. "He really cared about his school work, looked like he wanted to seek after good role models."
(The Baltimore Sun's Alison Knezevich contributed to this report.)
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