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Las Vegas Shooting: Unsealed Documents Reveal New Details

Las Vegas Shooting: Unsealed Documents Reveal New Details

Metropolitan Police Department investigators noticed that Marilou Danley, the gunman's girlfriend, who was in the Philippines at the time, set her Facebook account to private at 12:30 a.m. on October 2 and had deleted the account by 2:46 a.m., according to an affidavit included in more than 300 pages of documents handed over Friday by federal prosecutors after U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey ordered them unsealed.

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.

Court documents released Friday revealed that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents knew Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock had caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts.

Reuters was unable to obtain a copy of the documents on Friday night.

The search warrants also covered electronic accounts and social media accounts of Paddock and Danley.

Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danely, told investigators that her fingerprints would likely be found on Paddock's ammunition because she "occasionally participated in loading magazines".

In the days after the shootings, authorities called Danley a "person of interest." Agents said their initial search found "a large quantity of ammunition and multiple firearms" on the property.

Not much is known about Danley's and Paddock's relationship, though workers at a Starbucks in a Mesquite casino recalled that he had a habit of berating her in public.

The document says Danley also provided a DNA sample to authorities.

A USA judge in Nevada unsealed the documents, according to CBS News. We have a huge selection.

When initially contacted by investigators, Danley was "adamant that she had no prior inclination of Paddock's intentions to conduct the attack", an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's affidavit says.

Later that same day, the first account received a message stating: "we have a wide variety of optics and ammunition to try".

An email in response suggested trying a bump stock on a 100-round magazine rifle, saying it would be "a thrill".

In the affidavit, investigators said they believed the communications may have been related to the eventual attack.

Authorities have repeatedly stated that Paddock acted alone.

One instance where investigators identified two email account attached to him - CentralPark4804gmail.com and CenterPark1live.com - an exchange began with "Try an ar before u buy. 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. He used at least one prepaid cellphone, though three phones were found in his Mandalay Bay suite. But the third phone, which has a Google operating system, was locked, and authorities said they could only access the device with help.

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