‘Cannibal Killer’ Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Grindr Hookup

Mark David Latunski - the so-called cannibal killer has pleaded guilty to killing Michigan man Kevin Bacon (not the actor) via a Grindr hookup gone terribly wrong.
Mark David Latunski (mugshot)

The so-called cannibal killer, Mark Latunski, has pleaded guilty to the 2019 killing of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon (not the actor) via a Grindr hookup gone terribly wrong.

From MLive:

Mark David Latunski, the Shiawassee County man accused of killing and dismembering 25-year-old Kevin Bacon in December 2019, has pleaded guilty.

Latunski, 52, appeared before Judge Matthew J. Stewart of the 35th Circuit Court Thursday, Sept. 22, and pleaded guilty as charged to open murder and mutilation of a body.

A degree hearing will be held on Oct. 18 to determine whether Latunski is convicted of first- or second-degree murder, or manslaughter.

Read the full report here.

I recall around the time of the killing, Grindr announced new features to protect users’ safety.

Some years ago,  a friend told me he always left the web page of a dating website he used open on his laptop when he’d meet up with someone new. His intention was if he went missing people would find the info on his computer.

Readers – do you take any specific measures when using dating apps? Tell friends where or who you are meeting?