Doctors Release Pictures Of Causeway Cannibal Victim
June 12, 2012 5:20 PM
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Doctors have released photographs of Ronald Poppo, more than two weeks after the homeless man had much of his face chewed off during an attack by so-called Causeway Cannibal Rudy Eugene over the Memorial Day weekend.
Doctors from Jackson Memorial Hospital told reporters Tuesday that Poppo is awake and alert and showed a photograph of Poppo walking down a hospital hallway, supported by hospital staff on either side of him. It’s not known when the picture was taken.
The photo shows the upper two-thirds of Poppo’s face covered in thick, bloody scabs. He’s missing his nose and both eye sockets are covered, one with gauze and one with what appears to be a skin graft.
“I’m pleased to say he’s doing well,” said Dr. Nicolas Namais.
Jackson doctors said they are hopeful Poppo may have some vision in the future, but said it’s still too early to tell. READ MORE HERE