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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rudy Eugene Victim Ronald Poppo's Family Didn't Know He Was Alive

Rudy Eugene Victim Ronald Poppo's Family Didn't Know He Was Alive
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Posted: 05/31/2012

The family of the Miami homeless man whose face was chewed off by a naked assailant Saturday thought he was dead for years, CBS Miami reports.

"I tried to reach him, but I just thought he killed himself,” said Ronald Poppo's sister, Antoinette.

“And we really thought he was no longer on this earth.”

Antoinette Poppo said the family hasn't heard from Ronald, 65, in 30 years. Details of his life after he attended New York's prestigious Stuyvesant High School in the 1960s remain scarce, traced in a string of mostly petty arrests, hospital records, and a call to the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust last week from the Jungle Island zoo, where Poppo had been sleeping on the roof of the parking garage.
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