FBI agents investigated mysterious email written by Stephen Paddock
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
A federal judge unsealed numerous FBI search warrants, executed in October, in connection with Stephen Paddock.
They reveal the possibility that Paddock was planning details of the attack in July 2017.
In an email exchange with someone using the address firstname.lastname@example.org, Paddock seems to invite them to potentially purchase a high-powered rifle.
He writes “try an AR before you buy. We have a huge selection located in the Las Vegas area,” according to documents associated with one warrant.
In a reply from that email, email@example.com writes, “We have a wide variety of optics and ammunition to try.”
It’s unclear If the FBI knows the person behind the email address.
Evidence recovered from Paddock’s Mandalay Bay hotel room includes a player’s club card in the name Marilou Danley, according to another warrant report.
In another declaration, an FBI agent writes “although there is currently no evidence to suggest criminal involvement by Danley, investigators are not yet prepared to rule this possibility out.”
The warrants were unsealed by US district court Judge Jennifer Dorsey, who released all but 10 pages of FBI warrants, pending the outcome of a state court hearing next week.
On Tuesday attorneys for News 3, and other media will argue to unseal 14 search warrants executed by Metro, in the early hours and days following the attack.
Without a search for suspects, and no pending criminal trial, media lawyers say it’s the only way the public can evaluate the government’s response the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.