While victim Ronald Poppo continues to recover in the Jackson Memorial Hospital, the autopsy results from attacker Rudy Eugene have been confirmed and released to the public.
Shortly after the incident took place, the head of the Miami police union announced that he had speculated Eugene to be on “bath salts”, a new street drug which has caused similar psychotic episodes around the country.
With the aide from an outside forensic toxicology lab, the medical examiner overseeing Eugene’s autopsy has confirmed that there was no evidence of the common components creating “bath salts”.
Initial autopsy reports state traces of an undigested pill within Eugene’s stomach. Recent results during a press release on May 27th, 2012, did not address past claims.
“Within the limits of current technology by both laboratories, marijuana is the only drug identified in the body of Mr. Rudy Eugene,” the medical examiner’s officer announced.
Traces of cocaine, heroin, PCP, oxycodone, amphetamines and or any other drug were not found within the body. In other words, the boy was just simply high on marijuana [weed/pot].
Prior to his death; Eugene had worked at a car wash facility, had a record of minor, nonviolent drug offenses and had been accused of threatening his mother in a domestic dispute in 2004. Aside from this, on&off girlfriend, Rikkia Cross, claims that Eugene was a victim of something “supernatural”.
“Somebody did something to him, somebody put something on him. I know for sure that wasn’t Rudy.”
Cross last saw Eugene in the early morn the day of the attack (approximately eight hours beforehand), claiming that he was acting odd while he left to go meet a [unnamed] friend with a Bible in hand. From that time until the time of the attack, Eugene ended up on the Miami Beach where his car supposedly broke down, though no one can confirm the reason of his being there.