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Episode 209: Joe the Cannibal: Murder and Barbeque

Episode 209: Joe the Cannibal: Murder and Barbeque

On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we do a little true crime detective work and bring you the horrible facts of Joe The Cannibal Metheny. Joe was perhaps worse than other serial killers, not due to body count or the torture that came before the murders. Instead, he was possibly the worst because he fed the meat of the dead bodies to various people living in Baltimore without their knowledge!

Joe the Cannibal was born in 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland to a poor family with six siblings. His father died in a car accident, and his loss made things even worse for the family. His mother suddenly had to work several jobs at all hours to provide for her six children, and while her mom says their family was stable and normal, Joe claims the opposite. Joe says this was a period of trauma and neglect and that he was shuffled from home to home with no real love.

Joe joined the army when he turned eighteen, and he allegedly served as an artillery crew during the Vietnam War. Here, he claims