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Every online app has its danger – especially dating apps. Anywhere from internet trolls and bullies to kidnappers, or, like in the case of Kevin Bacon (not the actor), murders…
Michigan Man Killed By Grindr Date
25-year-old Kevin Bacon, a Swartz Creek, Michigan hairstylist, was mutilated and killed by a man he met through Grindr. He met his killer, Mark Latunski, on Christmas Eve 2019. Mr. Bacon’s family grew concerned when he didn’t show up for the family’s Christmas breakfast. They contacted the police later that day when he didn’t respond to calls and texts. The police found Bacon’s car found at a Dollar General parking lot and tracked it to Latunski’s house in Shiawassee County.
Bacon lived with his best friend Michelle Myers, who described him as compassionate, caring, and loving. “A colorful, vibrant being on both the inside and out. He did what he wanted to, when he wanted to, and let very little hold him back. He was attentive and could remember all the small details, even all the ones you forgot.” Myers told the police that Bacon said he was meeting up with a person he met on Grindr. She said that about an hour later texted saying that he was having fun and didn’t know when he’d be back.
Inside The House
The police found Bacon’s body hanging from the rafters with a rope tied around his ankles. Latunski told the police that he killed Bacon by stabbing him in the back and slitting his throat. Latunski also said that he cut off Bacon’s testicles and ate them during the murder. He was charged with murder and the mutilation of a human body. Officials are wondering if something like this happened to the other missing people that disappeared around the county. At the moment, it doesn’t appear that Bacon was killed by a serial killer.
Actor Kevin Bacon
The actor Kevin Bacon sent his condolences to the friends and family of the man he shared a name with. On Instagram, he wrote: “for obvious reasons I’m thinking the morning about the friends and famous this young person Kevin Bacon. His life was taken much too soon. His love was hairdressing. I bet he would have done a good job with this mess on my head. RIP KB.”