A KEY piece to the Las Vegas Massacre mystery may never be uncovered… because Paddock’s laptop hard drive is missing….
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.
If he removed it immediately before shooting himself, shouldn’t it be somewhere in the room? Unless he threw it out the window? It would have been blown to smithereens…. but surely they’ve checked for fragments in the area surrounding those windows, right ?
Or… and I don’t mean to start conspiracy theories but I know y’all are thinking it… someone else was in the room… and took it.
Obviously there are things on that hard drive he wanted to hide.
Will we ever know what?
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.
Authorities are examining every aspect of Paddock’s life — from his family, friends and associates to his travel patterns, health and finances. So far, a motive has been elusive to investigators.
The frequent gambler, described as a loner, spent months amassing his arsenal, staying under the radar with no one suspecting he would turn to extreme violence.
His finances did not appear to be a problem and Paddock had settled any debts he had with casinos shortly before the attack, a source said.
Other mass shooters in the United States have left behind writings or manifestos explaining their actions — however deranged those explanations may have been.
Paddock, however, left behind no such writings or evidence.
So will we EVER have answers?!
Only time will tell.