A 19-year old Austrian man has confessed to killing his 49-year old room-mate before removing his intestines and eating parts of his brain and internal organs. The 19-year old (identified only as "Robert A.") was living in a ground-floor flat in a Vienna shelter for the mentally ill being run by a private social care company. Police were called in by a cleaner who had entered the premises. She stated that Robert A. admitted to the murder and asked her to call police. They arrived to find Robert A. sitting next to the victim lying in a pool of blood. Body parts were spread all around the room and half-eaten parts were in a plate in the kitchen. He is reported to have greeted the officers by saying, "Look what happened here".
The murder is believed to have happened earlier in the week when Robert A. killed his room-mate following a quarrel. He confessed to crushing the victim's skull with an iron bar before removing his intestines with a butcher knife. Robert A. had only recently been placed in the apartment but they had met previously in a homeless shelter.
The officers who attended the scene will be receiving counseling