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Puzzling clues emerge in Las Vegas

October 06, 2017 04:23 PM

(NBC News) Investigators believe Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock may have been struggling with mental health issues prior to Sunday's massacre.

"Something happened in his head. The Steve I knew two weeks ago is no longer the guy who did that thing," Eric Paddock said of his brother Thursday.

Investigators are also trying to determine if anyone else was in Paddock's hotel suite while he was staying there, after finding a charger than doesn't match any of his phones, and records that show his key car was used to enter the room after his car left the garage.

Stephen Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, told FBI. investigators he had mental health issues and would sometimes lie in bed crying out, "Oh, my God!"

Though investigators say they don't know of any mental or physical problems that may have triggered his rampage, an FBI scan of electronics pulled from his homes and hotel room has revealed Paddock searched for information on Lollapalooza, a summer music festival in Chicago. Agents say he reserved rooms in a hotel that overlooked the concert park but never showed up.

He also researched events at, and hotels near, Boston's Fenway Park.

Federal agents say they are still pulling information and data from 12 phones and laptops they've recovered as a part of the investigation. 

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