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 neighbor. 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.