The circumstances surrounding the Las Vegas shooting are still murky.
The police keep changing their story as new facts emerge.
Now they have discovered new evidence that will change everything you thought about the case.
In examining the gunmen’s hotel room, the police made a shocking discovery.
The laptop belonging to the shooter was missing its hard drive.
ABC News reports:
“A laptop computer recovered from the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was missing its hard drive, depriving investigators of a potential key source of information on why he killed and maimed so many people, ABC News has learned.
Paddock is believed to have removed the hard drive before fatally shooting himself, and the missing device has not yet been recovered, sources told ABC News.
Investigators digging into Paddock’s background also learned he purchased software designed to erase files from a hard drive, but without the hard drive to examine it is impossible to know if he ever used the software, one source said.
The absence of substantial digital clues has left investigators struggling to piece together what triggered Paddock to kill 58 innocent concertgoers and injure more than 500 others on Oct. 1.”
This raises serious questions about what the murderer was scheming to hide.
ISIS has claimed credit for the attack.
Would his hard drive have provided proof to back up this claim?
Or was he hiding something else?
His brother was recently arrested on allegations of possessing child pornography.
NBC News reports:
“The estranged brother of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges stemming from an investigation that predates the massacre.
Bruce Paddock, 58, was detained at a Los Angeles assisted-living facility, where he was awaiting surgery for spinal stenosis. A felony complaint said he had over 600 explicit images of minors in 2014 and had also swapped pornography.
He faces 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possession of child pornography, the complaint says.
The LAPD said the images were discovered inside a building where Paddock was squatting, but they could not find him at the time. After his brother’s crime, they learned where he was and obtained a warrant, police said.”
Conspiracy theories run wild in this case because new facts and evidence are surfacing that contradict what was previously known.
If the shooter removed his hard drive, then there is possibility it can still be recovered.
Finding the drive could provide the evidence necessary to drill down his motive and put any conspiracy theories to rest.
We will keep you updated on any new developments in this story.