A man accused of murdering his girlfriend and possibly eating her after cooking her body parts on the stove has been found dead in jail.
Christopher Lee McCuin, 26, was found dead Sunday in his Smith County, Texas, jail cell, officials told the Houston Chronicle.
Smith County Justice of the Peace James Meredith said McCuin was pronounced dead at East Texas Medical Center. Foul play is not suspected, he told the paper.
McCuin was jailed for the killing of Jana Shearer, 21, and suspected cannibalism. When McCuin was arrested on Jan. 5, 2008, there was a plate of what appeared to be human flesh and a fork on his kitchen table, as well as an ear boiling in water on the stove.
An autopsy is planned, Meredith told the Chronicle.