Police Say Indiana Man Mutilated Girlfriend’s Body, Ate Part of Her Brain

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Police in Southeastern Indiana say they believe a man charged with murdering his 46-year-old girlfriend ate parts of her body.

Joseph Oberhansley, 33, was formally charged Monday with murder in the death of Tammy Blanton. He also was charged with abuse of a corpse and breaking and entering.

The News and Tribune and The Courier-Journal reported that Joseph Oberhansley told Judge Vicki Carmichael on Monday that his name was Zeus Brown and that "obviously you've got the wrong guy."

According to a probable cause affidavit, Oberhansley told police he ate a portion of her brain, her heart and part of a lung, both cooked and raw.

Police told The Courier-Journal they found a "plate with what appeared to be skull bone and blood" on it.

Public defender Jeffrey Stonebraker was appointed to represent Oberhansley. A message seeking comment was left for Stonebraker on Monday by The Associated Press.

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