For days, authorities have been working around the clock to unravel the mystery of Stephen Paddock, the shooter at the center of the Las Vegas massacre.
Investigators have been exploring every possible angle of the most harrowing mass shooting in American history, and examining what little trace of a motive that Paddock left behind. As of this writing, Paddock is believed to have no social media profiles to speak of, and no manifesto or note has been released to the public, if such an insight even exists at all.
Further complicating the predicament that law enforcement finds themselves in is the very real possibility of an escaped accomplice.
While this hypothesis was considered a whimsical bit of conspiracy theorist fodder in the days following Paddock’s rampage, as the week wore on we found ourselves confronted with more than a few tidbits that could steer the investigation in that direction. Two more pieces of evidence have now been revealed that point directly to Paddock having not been alone in the days leading up to the shooting.
“NBC News is reporting Friday that investigators are trying to determine if another person was in Paddock’s hotel room during the 4 days he stayed at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
“According to NBC, investigators have come across two bits of evidence that spark new questions.
“NBC reports that investigators allegedly found a cellphone charger that does not match any of the cellphones that belonged to the gunman, Stephen Paddock.
“The second puzzling piece of information centers on parking garage records.
“According to the NBC report, during a period when Paddock’s car left the hotel garage, one of his key cards was used to get into his room.”
This will likely embolden the fringe investigators of social media, who have already been derailed by establishment property YouTube.
Now, as the investigation wears on, is there any further hope for an explanation of Stephen Paddock’s unhinged and purely evil crime? Will Americans finally be serviced with a transparent and thorough retelling of the events by the FBI?
We would never hold our breath in waiting for government accountability, but the victims and their families deserve every bit of information that they can possibly get in this case. If the authorities want to do right by them, they have a responsibility to share that information.