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A Michigan man who was allegedly murdered by his Grindr date last month was located by authorities dangling from his ankles, with his throat cut and parts of his body missing, according to court transcripts that unveil gruesome details of the Christmas Eve slaying.
Police stated in court that Kevin Bacon’s accused killer, Mark Latunski, confessed to hacking off the 25-year-old’s testicles, and later consuming them, after the murder, reports MLive, which received copies of the transcripts.
Bacon, left, was reported missing on Dec. 25 after his family became concerned when he failed to come home for a family holiday breakfast. The hairstylist, who was a student at the University of Michigan-Flint, allegedly agreed to meet with a man he met through the popular dating app, Grindr, on Christmas Eve, according to his roommate.
Three days later, Michigan State police officers found Bacon’s body at Latunski’s home, about 30 minutes away from campus. Latunski, 50, right, was indicted with one count of open murder and one count of mutilation of a human body on Dec. 30 after he allegedly confessed to fatally wounding Bacon in the back and slicing his throat.
He is currently being held without bond.
“My brother Kevin was taken suddenly from the people who loved him,” Bacon’s sister, Jennifer, stated in a GoFundMe campaign.
According to the court documents obtained by MLive, Michigan State Police and the Clayton Township Police Department performed a welfare check on Latunski’s home on Dec. 28 after evidence indicated Bacon had been at the residence on Christmas Eve. Police previously found Bacon’s car at a Family Dollar store with his phone, wallet, and some clothes inside.
Upon entering the residence, authorities found Bacon nude and dangling by his angles from the ceiling. Latunski allegedly informed police he murdered Bacon before tying a rope around his ankles and hanging him from a ceiling rafter. The 50-year-old allegedly also admitted that he used the knife to cut off Bacon’s testicles.
Court records designate Latunski has a long criminal history, including a 2013 charge for allegedly taking two of his four children from their mother. While those charges were dismissed, his ex-wife filed an Aug. 22 motion to suspend the 50-year-old’s parenting time. In the motion, she states Latunski was diagnosed with depression and paranoid schizophrenia, and exhibits traits of a personality disorder.
“[Latunski] has a history of mental illness and has been hospitalized in the Owosso Mental Stress unit,” the motion states, adding he “has a history of going off his medication.”
Bacon’s father, however, told MLive he believes his son’s alleged murderer used “the mental health card” during his initial Dec. 30 arraignment.
Bacon’s tragic death has accumulated national attention from several celebrities, including actor Kevin Bacon and YouTuber and makeup star Jeffree Star. His funeral and a candlelight vigil were held on Friday, where nearly 300 people assembled with balloons outside the Swartz Creek High School.