Hundreds of pages of court documents unsealed Friday in the case of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock offer a blueprint of investigators' pursuits in determining how and why the reclusive high-stakes gambler carried out the deadliest shooting in modern US history.
A federal judge Friday unsealed more than 300 pages of search warrants related to the mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds, but the documents do little to reveal what prompted the attack.
Before largest mass murder in US history, FBI knew Paddock had huge weapons stashes, ammo, explosives
An hour before Las Vegas cops released Stephen Paddock's name, Danley deleted her Facebook account, according to newly released documents about the October 1 mass murder of 58 people attending an outdoor country music concert on the Strip.
Newly unsealed court documents show that, in the months before the massacre, murderer Stephen Paddock took measures to muddy the waters in the law enforcement investigation he knew would follow his despicable act. Investigators scoured her social media accounts and emails - one of which he, Stephen Paddock, had access to. Authorities have said Paddock used a "bump stock", a device that can make semiautomatic guns mimic the rapid fire of automatic weapons. The authorities have said he used the glass cutters so he could fire out of his hotel window at the people below, who were attending a country music concert. The FBI said there were hundreds of rounds of spent ammunition as well as "preloaded high-capacity magazines", found in suitcases that Mr Paddock had brought to the room.More news: Meridian Wealth Management LLC Buys Shares of 5252 Intel Co
The documents suggest Danley acted quickly after the shooting to hide her relationship with Paddock, the New York Post reported.
An FBI agent tells a judge in warrant documents made public Friday that Marilou Danley wasn't arrested when she returned to the US from the Philippines days after the October 1 shooting, and that she was cooperating with investigators.More news: Forecast: Expect snow, then more cold weather
Danely offered this information as investigators were preparing to take a DNA swab from her, the records state. Investigators were only able to search one but could not unlock the others. At 12:30 am, about two-and-a-half hours after the shooting began, she changed the status of her account to private.
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The message read in part: "for a thrill try out bumpfire ar's with 100 round magazine", an apparent reference to police say that Paddock affixed to a number of the firearms found in his room. "Conversely, if the Target Account was not controlled by Stephen Paddock, investigators need to determine who was communicating with him about weapons that were used in the attack", according to a warrant.