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Report: Accused killer admits to cannibalism

Joseph Oberhansley is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, then eating her brain. Joseph Oberhansley is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, then eating her brain.
(Warning: This story contains graphic details of a homicide scene that could be disturbing to some readers)

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death.

Detectives were called to Blanton's home in Jeffersonville on Thursday.

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The Clark County Prosecutor's Office said Blanton called police at about 3 a.m. to complain that Oberhansley was outside the home trying to get in.

Officers arrived and defused the situation, sending Oberhansley home.

But officers were again called to the home at about 10 a.m., and what they found was far worse.

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They said Oberhansley was inside the home, and once officers restrained him, other officers searched the rest of the home on Locust Street.

That's when they found Blanton's bloody body in a bathtub, with portions of her skull removed. "He further admitted to cooking a section of her brain and eating it," the arrest report said.

Oberhansley also acknowledged having eaten her heart and part of her lungs, according to the report.

Oberhansley was free on parole for a previous killing when he was a teenager. He also was charged last year in connection with an incident at a bar in Jeffersonville.

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