Deputies: Bath salts may have pushed 19-year-old to eat faces of victims

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TEQUESTA, Fl. — The latest findings in a horrific double-homicide in Florida Monday night has presented more questions than answers.

Austin Harrouff, 19, is accused of savagely killing Michelle Mischon and John Stevens in their garage. The Florida State University student has never been in trouble with the law before.  The obvious questions: What was Harrouff on when he committed the brutal murders and why did he do it?

The Harrouff was found biting off the face of one of his victims. It's enough to even shock Martin County Sheriff William Snyder who has four decades under his belt.

“I don't think I've ever seen anything with this much violence," he said. “It does look, as inexplicably as it sounds, like a completely unprovoked and random attack.”

A blood test ruled out cocaine, pot and opiates. But they're still looking into the synthetic drug flakka, otherwise known as bath salts! Deputies said when they arrived, Harrouff seemed to possess super-human strength. It took a taser, a K-9, and about six officers to stop his cannibalistic actions and pry him off his victim.

This isn't the first time Florida police are dealing with zombie like behavior. Remember that guy back in 2012 who chewed off the face of a homeless man?! Bath salts change you, there's no doubt about it!

A former Harrouff classmate, Oliver Joseph, is in disbelief. He said this is not the quiet guy he knew in high school.

“This kid had a lot of potential in a lot of different ways," he said

Joseph said the whole thing is surreal, theatrical, just like the movies.

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