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Only pot found in system of ‘Miami zombie’

The face-eating man now referred to as the “Miami zombie” only had marijuana in his system, according to a Florida medical examiner’s final report.

The man, Rudy Eugene, 31, was shot and killed May 26 by a police officer as he attacked another man on a Miami causeway. Eugene could be seen in surveillance video naked, chewing on 65-year-old Ronald Poppo’s face.

Speculation circulated worldwide on the Web that Eugene was under the influence of a street drug known as bath salts, which has been linked to psychotic behavior.

But the medical examiner’s office said tests – including an outside forensic examination – did not find evidence of any street drugs other than marijuana, prescription drugs or alcohol.

Authorities have not released a motive for the attack.

Poppo remains hospitalized after several surgeries.

Poppo has undergone several surgeries and remains hospitalized.

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