I.J Miggs, known by the nickname Multiple Miggs, was an inmate at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. He was Dr Hannibal Lecter's next door neighbour. It was unknown why Miggs was in the hospital and for how long. He was a highly disturbed man who would hiss obscenities to those close by. He was talked into swallowing his tongue by Dr Lecter after Miggs threw semen at Agent Clarice Starling. Dr Lecter found this act to be "unspeakably ugly" and decided to kill Miggs. Miggs was found dead the next day. For this murder, Lecter's tenth known, he was punished by Dr Chilton by having his books, drawings and toilet seat removed.