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Miami Cannibal victim is 'doing well'

SAD: Rudy 'Miami Cannibal' Eugene (left) and Ronald Poppo (right)

THE HOMELESS man who had up to 80 per cent of his face eaten during a cannabalistic assault by 'Miami Cannibal', Rudy Eugene, is now 'doing well'.

Doctors for Ronald Poppo, who updated the public on his condition for the first since the tragic incident, reportedly said that the 64-year-old is 'eating, walking around, and remembers the attack.'

Dr. Nicolas Namias, chief of trauma at Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, reportedly said: "When Poppo arrived you could not make out facial features."

He added: "Our primary goal was to close his wounds and allow him to recover before undergoing more surgeries."

It has been reported that the Poppo was left with a missing nose and left eye and will require months of extensive facial reconstructive surgery.

Tragic

Police have said that they were called to the scene on Macarthur Cause Way in Miami when witnesses saw a naked Rudy Eugene gnawing at his homeless victim’s face.

It is believed that the 31-year-old was initially shot once after an officer asked him to back away, but was said to have continued his assault on the victim whom is said to now be 'barely recognisable'.

Initially police suspected that Eugene had been under the influence of hallucinogenic drug, LSD, however new reports that suggested that he may have taken a similar drug nicknamed 'Bath Salts'.

A representative for the NSW Drug Squad told News.com.au: “Bath salts as mephedrone or MDPV are analogues of illegal drugs, which means bath salts in those forms are illegal."

“It's an emerging trend that the drug squad is starting to see these new psychoactive substances being used," they added.

The news also comes after Eugene's girlfriend described him as a 'god fearing man', before claiming that he was a victim a 'voodoo curse'.

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