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No Abnormalities Have Been Found in the Las Vegas Shooter’s Brain: Report

As of Tuesday, an autopsy had not found any abnormalities in Stephen Paddock‘s brain when he opened fire on a crowd at a Las Vegas music festival earlier this month, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more, an official told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the paper in a Tuesday interview that he didn’t have any information about Paddock’s toxicology results, but that the autopsy was underway.

Lombardo said Paddock’s motive in the mass shooting remained unclear, despite extensive investigation including contact with his entire “family tree.”

“We may never know,” Lombardo said. “All those things that you would expect to find, we have not found.”

Paddock’s girlfriend, who has been cooperating with authorities, told them she had no concerns about his mental health, according to the Review-Journal.

Authorities have said that on

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Cult theory emerges following Las Vegas massacre

The gambling addict, who was the sole perpetrator of the savage October 1 massacre, had few social and family connections, apart from his girlfriend, Marylou Danley, who told FBI investigators she had no idea what he was planning. 

According to experts, the lonely 64-year-old was a prime target for a cult which possibly led him to meticulously plan the shootings from the 32nd floor of The Mandalay Bay Hotel in Vegas, which killed 59 people and injured 500 more.

 

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Dmitri Oster, a New York-based clinician and criminal profiler, said: “If you look at other death cults, what propels people to join is a search for belonging to a movement larger than oneself. Paddock was isolated, living in a retirement home, without many family or social ties. These are the

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Alleged cult motive emerges in Las Vegas massacre | New Idea …

The gambling addict, who was the sole perpetrator of the savage October 1 massacre, had few social and family connections, apart from his girlfriend, Marylou Danley, who told FBI investigators she had no idea what he was planning. 

According to experts, the lonely 64-year-old was a prime target for a cult which possibly led him to meticulously plan the shootings from the 32nd floor of The Mandalay Bay Hotel in Vegas, which killed 59 people and injured 500 more.

 

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Dmitri Oster, a New York-based clinician and criminal profiler, said: “If you look at other death cults, what propels people to join is a search for belonging to a movement larger than oneself. Paddock was isolated, living in a retirement home, without many family or social ties. These are the

Read more at: https://www.newidea.com.au/las-vegas-killer-was-in-cult

Las Vegas Shooting: Expert on Stephen Paddock’s Motive – People

Nearly two weeks later, investigators have yet to announce a potential motive behind the Las Vegas massacre, which killed 58 concertgoers and left hundreds more wounded. It may never be known what drove Stephen Paddock to shoot innocent people enjoying a country music festival from 32 stories up. But criminal profiler John Kelly tells PEOPLE he believes Paddock was born a killer.

“What would drive somebody that is so methodical and structured in life to go insane in a very structured and methodical way?” Kelly, who acknowledges he never met the shooter, wonders. “Paddock was a pathological gambler, psychopath and a sociopath. He was predisposed from birth and childhood to harbor extreme internalized shame, low self-esteem, depression, and aggressive anger.”

Kelly adds: “This was exacerbated with pathological gambling, Valium and alcohol that caused the perfect storm for mass murder: a delusional,

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What May Have Caused the Las Vegas Shooter to Kill? An Expert’s Analysis

Nearly two weeks later, investigators have yet to announce a potential motive behind the Las Vegas massacre, which killed 58 concertgoers and left hundreds more wounded. It may never be known what drove Stephen Paddock to shoot innocent people enjoying a country music festival from 32 stories up. But criminal profiler John Kelly tells PEOPLE he believes Paddock was born a killer.

“What would drive somebody that is so methodical and structured in life to go insane in a very structured and methodical way?” Kelly, who acknowledges he never met the shooter, wonders. “Paddock was a pathological gambler, psychopath and a sociopath. He was predisposed from birth and childhood to harbor extreme internalized shame, low self-esteem, depression, and aggressive anger.”

Kelly adds: “This was exacerbated with pathological gambling, Valium and alcohol that caused the perfect storm for mass murder: a delusional,

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/las-vegas-shooting-criminal-profiler-motive-killer/

Vegas Shooting Timeline Gets Another Update

More than a week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, investigators are still stumped about what led high-stakes gambler Paddock to carry out his horrific attack.

New details released earlier this week indicate Paddock shot hotel security guard Jesus Campos six minutes before he shot at the crowd – contradicting an earlier statement that he was wounded after the mass shooting began. Authorities also said that after Paddock shot at Campos through the door of his room on the 32nd floor, the gunman didn’t fire any more shots into the crowd. “It was kind of relentless”. “He manually called down and he used his radio to call”.

However, MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay, has disputed the revised timeline.

MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Debra DeShong said the company believes “what is now being expressed may not be accurate”.

The sheriff changed

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‘Take Cover’: How Hotel Worker Narrowly Escaped Vegas Gunman

A hotel maintenance worker says he barely escaped unscathed when Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire down a hallway — and credited a hotel security guard with saving his life.

“When the first shooting started, I was kind of frozen for a second,” worker Stephen Schuck said Wednesday on “TODAY.” “He yelled at me, ‘Take cover! Take cover!’ If he yelled a second too late, I would have been shot.”

Schuck said he came upon security guard Jesus Campos, who was unarmed and injured in his leg, as Paddock fired more than 200 bullets into the hall and nearby rooms at the beginning of his deadly rampage on Oct. 1. “I am incredibly blessed that somehow I came out of there alive,” Schuck added.

His dramatic account, and the release of audio of those initial shots, comes amid a dispute over the timeline of the events and questions as to how

Read more at: http://www.euronews.com/2017/10/11/take-cover-how-hotel-worker-narrowly-escaped-vegas-gunman

Las Vegas and criminal minds

Las Vegas searches for answers and hints of explanations but so far has found none.  The absence of a narrative confines us in our grief.  We are stuck in our mourning, unable to process our grief in the natural way; with a story.

Human beings live through our stories.  We are pattern-seeking creatures who create stories, from individual lives and relationships, through national history, and even beyond, through myth.  Our stories make sense; our stories make meaning.  Without them all is chaos and wind.  

Even when we experience the natural losses of life – the death of an aged parent, for example – we cope with our pain through narrative.  We craft a eulogy, and perhaps an obituary.  We share stories about the past.  We talk to friends – repeating ourselves over and over again – about our parent’s final days or years.  Once there was a diagnosis…then some treatment …

Read more at: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/10/las-vegas-shooting-criminal-minds/

New report: Las Vegas gunman fired on security guard before mass shooting

By Alex Dobuzinskis
Reuters


October 09. 2017 10:02PM


The Las Vegas gunman opened fire on a security guard six minutes before he rained down bullets on a crowd and killed 58 people, officials said on Monday in a change to the timeline of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The shooter, Stephen Paddock, 64, was seen on numerous occasions in Las Vegas without any person accompanying him and he gambled the night before the shooting, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference. He killed himself after the attack.

“This individual purposely hid his actions leading up to this event, and it is difficult for us to find the answers,” said Lombardo, who said

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