2nd arrest in Mexican 'poet cannibal' case
MEXICO CITY -- Police arrested a man who may have introduced the "poet cannibal" captured last week in Mexico City to his first female victim back in 2004, according to media reports Sunday.
Carlos Monroy, arrested in central Mexico state, worked in the same pharmacy as Veronica Casarrubia at the time he introduced her to Jose Luis Calva, with whom she struck up a relationship, prosecutors told reporters.
Their relationship may have ended in tragedy, since Casarrubia's mutilated body was found in Mexico state in 2004. Her mother confirmed that her 31-year-old daughter had dated Calva for two months, prosecutors said.
Calva, 40, made world headlines on Friday, when prosecutors announced his arrest as a suspect in the murders of Casarrubbia; of a prostitute whose dismembered body was found in 2007, and his latest fiancee Alejandra Galeana.
Body parts of Galeana were found in a fridge and in a trash can in Calva's apartment, when the self-professed writer, poet and playwright was arrested. The also found a pot of meat boiling on the stove and meat remains on a plate in the dining table.
The gruesome findings included an unfinished book titled "Cannibal Instincts" and a photograph of British-born actor Anthony Hopkins, who played the cannibal Hannibal Lecter in the film "The Silence of the Lambs," hanging on the dining room wall.