“Mina said (Austin) would say things like … he was here to protect people, and other such odd remarks,” said the report.
Mina Harrouff told police she did not believe that her son was a danger to himself or anyone else. She told police she had called family members and friends, but they had not seen Austin.
After giving police a description of the blue polo shirt, white basketball-style shorts, red hat and black sneakers that her son was wearing, she told police her son was not a heavy drug user. He did not have a history of mental problems, she told police.
Austin had not talked about hurting himself and that he had not had previous problems with law enforcement, she told police.
Austin “was always courteous and respectful towards all officers. While speaking with Mina, Austin’s sister and Mina’s boyfriend were present and they all agreed that Austin was a nice young man who would not hurt himself or anyone else,” according to the police report.
Jupiter police notified other agencies to be on the lookout for Austin. Mina was told she had the option of reporting her son missing.
About two hours later at about 2:30 a.m., Jupiter police returned to the Harrouff home on Lostlake Way.
Police informed Mina Harrouff her son was in custody on charges of murder for fatally stabbing John Stevens, 59, and his wife, 53-year-old Michelle Mishcon, at their home on Southeast Kokomo Lane in Jupiter River Estates, a high-end community between Interstate 95 and the Loxahatchee River about five miles north of Indiantown Road.