Alleged face-biting killer Austin Harrouff told cops he ate humans in gruesome new report
TEQUESTA, Fla. (CBS12) - Disturbing new details have been uncovered in the brutal murders of a Tequesta couple.
New court documents show while accused face-biting killer Austin Harrouff was being taken into custody, the teen stated: "Help me, I ate something bad." When a Martin County Sheriff's deputy asked Harrouff what he ate, Harrouff replied: "Humans."
On August 15, Martin County Sheriff's deputies were called to 19010 SE Kokomo Lane for a stabbing. Neighbor Jeff Fisher, called 911 after he was injured by Harrouff when he tried to intervene and stop the violent attack between his neighbors, John Stevens and Michelle Mischcon, according officials.
Fisher told deputies he was about to go to bed that evening when he heard a female screaming. He stated he entered the Stevens' garage and found Austin Harrouff hitting Michelle Mischcon who was lying in a pool of blood on the ground unresponsive, according to the report.
Harrouff reportedly told Fisher, "you don't want to, you don't want this, you don't want a part of this." That is when the teen attacked Fisher.
Fisher, who had been stabbed multiple times, said he pulled Harrouff to the ground and was able to flee by running through their home to the back yard and then back to his residence to call for help.
I ATE SOMETHING BAD, HUMANS
The first arriving deputy found the suspect, Austin Harrouff, choking and biting homeowner, John Stevens in the driveway of the home, the arrest warrant states.
The deputy said she witnessed Harrouff, only wearing a shirt and boxers, biting the victim and spitting out his flesh. She ordered the teen, at gun point, to get off the victim but Harrouff continued to bite and rip off flesh from the victim. The deputy said she deployed her stun gun and attempted to handcuff Harrouff but was over powered, according to the arrest warrant.
Other deputies and a stun gun were used but Harrouff was not effected, according to documents. Harrouff continued to chew and bite his victim.
A K-9 was deployed and latched onto Harrouff's arm who was still holding onto his victim, and chewing his face, the warrant states.
That is when deputies were finally able to handcuff the teen and get him off the victim and into custody.
The warrant states, Austin Harrouff began yelling at one of the deputies, "(expletive) kill me, (expletive) kill me, shoot me now, I deserve to die!"
While deputies were taking Harrouff into custody, the teen stated: "Help me, I ate something bad." When a Martin County Sheriff's deputy asked Harrouff what he ate, Harrouff replied: "Humans."
Harrouff was then transported by medics to St. Mary's Trauma Center.
While Austin Harrouff was at the hospital surrounded by law enforcement, a detective observed the teen spit out human flesh from his mouth. The detective also found human hair inside of his mouth, according to an arrest warrant.
Crime Scene investigators found several bladed, edged weapons at the scene that were used in the murders, according to documents.
A corkscrew, a pair of scissors, and a folded knife were found.
Also taken from the scene was an ice tea bottle with blue liquid inside of it, and one 1.75 litre bottle of scotch. It is unknown if any of those items belonged or were in the possession of suspect, Austin Harrouff.
HARROUFF GIVES TV INTERVIEW
19-year-old Austin Harrouff exercised his right to remain silent to detectives, but still spoke to Dr. Phil, who postponed the Friday episode titled, "Frat boy dubbed the cannibal killer breaks his silence from his hospital bed."
Sheriff William Snyder says there’s no new evidence, nor testimony.
The adult children of John and Michelle Michon Stevens told CBS12 that Dr. Phil producers gave them an entirely different reason for the delay.
Even as the case heads to a grand jury next week, Martin County Detectives say their only unanswered question in their case - whether Harrouff was on a Flakka-like synthetic drug at the time of the attack that made him eat the flesh of the face of one of the victims, after bludgeoning them to death in their garage?
To date he told detectives when he was taken into custody, “Test me - you won’t find any drugs in me.”
TOXICOLOGY RESULTS PENDING
Sheriff William Snyder has theorized that Harrouff could have been under the influence of a synthetic drug similar to flakka or bath salts, based on his chaotic behavior - which included biting John Stevens in the face and abdomen.
"The hospital checked what they call routine drug screen for marijuana, cocaine, opioids and a few other drugs, there was none of that in his system," said Martin County Sheriff William Snyder.
The mother Austin Harrouff called police the night of the attack to report his odd behavior. In a 911 call, she told dispatchers, her son, "has been saying odd things like having super powers or seeing monsters."
The mother also told the dispatcher that Austin has been telling her that 'he feels immortal like a super hero' and she doesn't know what was happening.
When the dispatcher asks her if he's been taking drugs, the mother said she asked him and that she didn't think so.
The FBI has agreed to do Harrouff’s toxicology testing at their lab in Quantico, Virginia. Investigators reached out to federal investigators because of their expertise and the large range of tests needed.
Results are still pending and have yet to be released.
Austin Harrouff remains at the Martin County Jail.
Harrouff faces two counts of second degree murder with a weapon, attempted murder with a weapon, resisting officer without violence, burglary of a dwelling while armed, and burglary of a dwelling with an assault or battery while armed.
His case is expected to head to a grand jury this month.