Lombardo: No Motive Uncovered in Mass Shooting
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jan 20, 2018,
Jan 20, 2018, 3:48
It has been more than three months since Paddock shattered the windows of his Mandalay Bay suite and gunned down 58 people attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival at a venue below the hotel.
A preliminary police report says the bodies of 31 were found in or immediately outside a concert venue across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Mandalay Bay resort.
Federal court documents made public Friday showed that as of October 6, the FBI considered Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, "the most likely person who aided or abetted Stephen Paddock".
Lombardo said the investigation found that Paddock had possessed child pornography.
The label on the box of remains said that Stephen Paddock was cremated on December 21.
Lombardo would not elaborate on who the person of federal interest might be.
Whether Paddock secured hotel rooms, rental cars or concert tickets in connection with a possible Grant Park Music Festival attack is not part of the Las Vegas police report. The FBI has said it has found "no connection with an global terrorist group".
During an interview with authorities, Paddock's girlfriend said he had become "distant" in the year before the shooting and their relationship was no longer intimate.
The sheriff was commenting on an 80-page report published about the investigation, which included examination of more than 20,000 hours of video.
It was the deadliest mass shooting in recent USA history.
Lombardo also says a federal grand jury is hearing evidence in a case spun off from the October 1 mass shooting.
Lombardo says the FBI has "an ongoing case against an individual of federal interest".
Danley, who was in the Philippines during the shooting, was questioned by the FBI after returning to the U.S. Lombardo and Aaron Rouse, FBI agent in charge in Las Vegas, said in October that Danley was not a suspect.
Lombardo declined to provide specifics on the charges Friday.
During the brief press conference, the sheriff said he was going against normal protocols to release this information.
Police also released previously unseen photographs of the crime scene as part of a preliminary report about the brutal slaying of 58 people in October previous year.
On Thursday night, a United States congressman told Fox News that "nothing is adding up" in the investigation, before pushing a conspiracy theory without providing evidence to back up his claim.
New pictures released by police show the inside of the suspected Las Vegas gunman's hotel room.