Laptop of Las Vegas Killer Missing Its Hard Drive

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The Las Vegas killer had also purchased software to erase a hard drive.

The accused Las Vegas killer either removed the hard drive from his laptop, or someone else removed it. Oddly, he reportedly bought software designed to wipe his hard drive (did he get directions from Hillary Clinton?). So, what happened? Did he change his mind and decide to physically destroy the hard drive?

Another question: Why did he feel it was necessary to hide the content of his hard drive if he expected to die?

ABC News reports, “Las Vegas shooter’s laptop missing its hard drive.”

A laptop computer recovered from the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was missing its hard drive, depriving investigators of a potential key source of information on why he killed and maimed so many people, ABC News has learned.

Paddock is believed to have removed the hard drive before fatally shooting himself, and the missing device has not yet been recovered, sources told ABC News.

Investigators digging into Paddock’s background also learned he purchased software designed to erase files from a hard drive, but without the hard drive to examine it is impossible to know if he ever used the software, one source said.

There are also other problems with the laptop with the missing hard drive.

Read the entire ABC News story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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