The suspect of the disturbing 2019 killing of 25-year-old hairstylist Kevin Bacon, Mark Latunski has allegedly confessed the crime he committed.
Mark Latunski and Kevin Bacon met on the dating app Grindr way back in 2019 the same year that Bacon was killed.
Court documents were released that show police went to Mark Latunski’s Bennington Township home to perform a welfare check on December 28, 2019, to see if Bacon was at the residence. Latunski was charged with murder and mutilation in connection with Bacon’s death.
Bacon, 25, was last seen on Christmas Eve when he told his roommate he was leaving to meet a man he had connected with on Grindr, the popular gay dating app. Later that night, the roommate received a text from Bacon saying he was having fun and might not make it home that night. When Bacon did not appear at his parents’ house on Christmas Day, he was reported missing.
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Michigan State Police received a call for assistance from Clayton Township Police Department to conduct a welfare check on Dec. 28 on Kevin Bacon, who was thought to have been at Latunski’s house the evening of Dec. 24.
Bacon was found dead hanging from the ceiling of Latunski’s home. Officers conducted an interview with Latunski on the morning of Dec. 28. Latunski allowed them to enter and search his home. Latunski admitted to killing Bacon by stabbing him in the back and then slitting his throat.
Kevin’s parents, Karl and Pam Bacon, learned the horrible details of what happened to their son in court documents.
“Evil does exist and it touched us,” Karl said.
Those court documents reveal disturbing details about how Kevin died. Police said he was found naked, hanging upside down from the ceiling of the home.
Latunksi later admitted to police that he stabbed Kevin, slit his throat, and then hung him with a rope from the rafters. He also said he cut off a portion of his genitalia and ate it, the documents say.
“It’s gut-wrenching to hear the details and we are just beside ourselves,” Karl said.
It appears Kevin knew that Latunksi was involved in a violent sexual fetish.
Divorce, custody, and criminal records show a history of complaints about the mental health of Latunski.
Latunski was known to stop taking the medication prescribed to treat his mental health illnesses, according to records from the 66th District and 35th Circuit courts.
A motion filed Aug. 22 by former wife Emily Latunski to suspend Mark Latunski’s parenting time states he was diagnosed with major depression, paranoid schizophrenia, and traits of a personality disorder in 2010 and 2012.
“(Mark Latunski) has a history of mental illness and has been hospitalized in the Owosso Mental Stress unit,” according to the Aug. 22 motion. “(Mark Latunski) has a history of going off his medication.”
It was in 2013 when Latunski was also charged with kidnapping after he allegedly took taking two of his four children from his ex-wife. Those charges were dismissed after several competency hearings, according to WILX.
Latunski, who is being held without bond, is expected to appear in court on Jan. 8.