Rudy Eugene (L) and Ronald Poppo are seen in this combination of undated handout photos released by the Miami-Dade Police Department May 30, 2012. Eugene was fatally shot by police after he refused to stop gnawing on Poppo's face and may have been under the influence of a new form of the 1960s hallucinatory drug LSD, a top police officer said on Wednesday. (Photo : REUTERS/Miami-Dade Police Depa)
A Florida medical examiner stated that only marijuana was found in the body of Rudy Eugene, the infamous "Miami Zombie" on the day that he chewed off Ronaldo Poppo's face and was killed by police.
Prior to the latest reports, most sources believed that Eugene had been under the influence of bath salts, a recreational drug that often replaces cocaine. However, the test ruled out any of the components of bath salts being in Eugene's body during the day of the attack. According to WPTV, "an outside forensic toxicology lab also confirmed the results."
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A few weeks ago, an autopsy found an unknown pill in Eugene's stomach. There was no news on what it might be in the latest tests.
Eugene attacked Poppo and chewed off his face. Police arrived and shot Eugene six times before he was finally put down for good. Poppo is now recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital and has undergone a number of skin grafts to help repair his seriously damaged face. He may never see again after the attack.
Meanwhile, Eugene's attack has led to an obsession with zombies. Every time any attacker attempts to bite a victim, they are automatically linked with Eugene. One "zombie" killed his roommate and ate both his brain and heart. One "copycat" attempted to bite nurses and threaten to rape their wives after being arrested and brought to the hospital. Most recently, one offender stripped naked in front of his children before attacking police and trying to bite his father-in-law. Even a viral video was created to poke fun at the "zombiemania."