Michigan police release grisly details in mutilation death
CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police on Monday revealed details in the slaying of a man whose mutilated body was found last year in the home of his suspected killer.
The naked body of Kevin Bacon of Swartz Creek on Dec. 28 was found hanging from the ceiling in the Bennington Township home of Mark Latunski, according to 66th District Court records. The records show Latunski admitted to stabbing Bacon, 25, in the back, slitting his throat and eating parts of his victim.
Michigan State Police received a call for assistance from Clayton Township Police Department to conduct a welfare check at the home, according to the court documents. Latunski allowed officers to enter and search his home. During the search, officers questioned Latunski, who admitted to killing Bacon, hanging him by the ankles, removing his testicles and later eating them, court documents said.
Latunski, 50, was arraigned Dec. 30 on one count of open murder and one count of disinterment and mutilation of a dead body.
Bacon’s roommate, Michelle Myers, told police the victim met Latunski on Dec. 24 after connecting with him on a dating app. His family reported him missing the next day.
“It’s gut-wrenching to hear the details and we’re beside ourselves,” the victim’s father, Karl Bacon, said Monday. “I’m going to remember him how everyone else remembers him, that he’s a good person who was passionate and cares for people.”
Divorce, custody and criminal records from the 66th District and 35th District Circuit courts show a history of complaints about the mental health of Latunski. He was known to stop taking the medication prescribed to treat his mental health illnesses.
Latunski was appointed a public defender. A probable cause hearing is set for Latunski on Wednesday, with another hearing set for Jan. 14.