The 65 year old Miami face eating attack victim is still struggling for his life. But the good news is that he has been discovered by his daughter whom he had abandoned when she was just two year old. Nonetheless, there is no certainty that the two will be united as she says, she took her step father as her real father given the fact that Ronald Poppo neither tried to contact her or responded when she tried to trace him.
The New Jersey based woman, Janice Poppo DiBello, is now 44 years old. Her childhood and later years were spent in the custody of her mother and then her step-father whom she admired a lot for taking care of her as his real daughter.
New York Daily News tracked down the middle-aged woman in Morris County in New Jersey. The woman said that her lost father was a brilliant student of New York City’s prestigious Stuyvesant High School. But he faltered and couldn’t complete the college.
Meanwhile there are reports indicating that the man Rudy Eugene who attacked Ronald Poppo’s was under the influence of bath salts drug. The drug is sold in different names over the counter in many states in the US. The stimulants aren’t regulated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, but are facing federal scrutiny. Law officers say some of the substances are being shipped from Europe, but origins are still unclear.
Many reports have demanded the ban on substance. Even government agencies have demanded that the access to these drugs be restricted. Gary Boggs, an executive assistant at the DEA, said there’s a lengthy process to restrict these types of designer chemicals, including reviewing the abuse data. But it’s a process that can take years. Dr. Mark Ryan, director of Louisiana’s poison control center, said he thinks state bans on the chemicals can be effective. He said calls about the chemicals have dropped sharply since Louisiana banned their sale in January.
Meanwhile Ronald Poppo’s daughter says her father never ever contacted her or her mother. “Nobody ever heard anything from him, so I’ve never met him”, Janice Poppo DiBello told a newspaper when contacted and added that she is not sure if she will visit John Hopkins Hospital to see her estranged father.