Affidavits for warrants and other documents relating to the October 1, 2017 Vegas massacre have been unsealed and released to the public, a total of 488 pages of them, which is embedded at the end of this article.
A significantly high number of those pages are redundant because the information under Background, Probable Cause details are repeated in describing the events that happened in Vegas in October 2017, where Stephen Paddock has been named by law enforcement as the man that opened fire from the Mandalay Hotel's 32nd floor on concert-goers, killing 58 people and injuring over 500 more.
Warrants and accompanying affidavits from FBI officials for information from Google, Microsoft, Paddock's homes and Facebook, regarding Paddock's live-in girlfriend Marilou Delaney, as well as more to Facebook for multiple Instagram accounts, which is also housed by Facebook, are all contained in the new releases.
We have seen multiple headlines already detailing certain items of interest within the newly unsealed documents, including information showing that Stephen Paddock did have email discussions about AR's (ArmaLite Rifle) and bump-stocks, which allows a semi-automatic to fire at a faster rate, and others have addressed that Marilou Danley indicated to authorities in her voluntary interview that she had helped Paddock at times load magazines, indicating that her fingerprints may by on some of the ammo.
SOME OTHER INTERESTING DETAILS
While some have written about Danley's claim that her fingerprints might be found on some of the ammunition, it is interesting to see that while on page 57, under the Probable Cause category in one of the affidavits requesting a warrant for Microsoft, it states based on Danley "informing law enforcement that her fingerprints would likely be found on the ammunition used during the attack," other FBI agents descriptions of that interview, such as on page 246, state that while investigators obtained a DNA buccal swab sample from Danley, she "spontaneously" volunteered that information. That word "spontaneously was noted in a more than one of the affidavits.
Another interesting detail that hasn't received much attention is found in multiple descriptions, two of which are on page 220 and page 405, in affidavits to obtain search warrants to seize information from Facebook, is that Danley, who was in the Philippines at the time of the shooting, changed her privacy settings on her Facebook account at 0030 hours (12:30 am) on October 2, 2017, then deleted her account at 0246 (2:46 am). As noted by New York Post, authorities did not released Paddocks name publicly until 3:00 am on October 2, 2017.
Via page 220 in the embedded documents below:
While monitoring an identified Facebook accounts of Marilou Danley (facebook.com/marilou.danley) after the shooting, LVMPD investigators noted that the account settings and privacy settings were changed on October 2, 2017, at approximately 0030 hours. At approximately 0246 hours, the Facebook account was deleted.....
On October 1, 2017, the shooting occurred between 10:05 pm and 10:15 pm, and multiple reports show that authorities did not enter the room at the Mandalay Bay until approximately one hour later. A timeline of the events indicate that SWAT did not enter Paddock'c room until 11:20 pm. (Via Business Insider Timeline) It wasn't until 12:31 am that the LVMPD sent out a tweet stating "At this time we do not believe there are any more shooters."
In multiple affidavits, listed under Background, it is noted that along with identification for Paddock, authorities had found a player's card in Danley's name, but the timing of her changing the settings and privacy of her Facebook account just an hour and ten minutes after SWAT broke down the door to Paddock's room, and deleting her Facebook account before Paddock's name was even released, bring up the obvious question of how she knew.
The shooting itself was all over the news, internationally, so it is possible she saw news of the Las Vegas shooting, but how would she have known it was her live-in lover that would be named as the shooter?
The scene had to be chaotic after SWAT broke into the room, as law enforcement spent another hour hunting for any accomplices before announcing they thought there were no more shooters. So they had an active crime scene, a dead body in the room, spent ammunition, live ammunition and multiple weapons strewn around the room, 58 people dead outside, and over 500 others injured..... would law enforcement have had time to find out Marilou Danley was in the Philippines, and contact her all within an hour and ten minutes of busting down the door? Also, would they have even notified her before they even announcing to the public the the name of the shooter?
While it is stated that the investigation "to date has not produced any conclusive evidence that Danely aided Paddock, had foreknowledge of his plans, or has been deceptive with law enforcement," an agent also adds "this aspect of the investigation is still the subject of intense review."
Another interesting little tidbit is found on page 347, in the affidavit in support of an application for a search warrant for Google, associated with a cellular device, asking to seize information stored at premises controlled by Google. Under the Probable Cause section of the affidavit, it notes that three cellular phones were seized, all of which believed to have belonged to Stephen Paddock. Two of the phones were described as being "unlocked" and able to be forensically examined, neither phone containing significant information.
The third phone they described as "locked," stating they do not believe it can be forensically examined and they believed the only way to access the content would be to obtain authorization to demand the information from Google because they own the operating system installed on the phone, with the FBI agent that signed the affidavit stating that they believed that since it was the only phone "locked" it could potentially have information related to a "conspiracy."
Throughout the newly unsealed and released documents we also see that investigators determined that Paddock preemptively took measures to " thwart the eventual law enforcement investigation."
As you will see in the short news clip below, the emails between two email accounts that apparently both belonged to Paddock, discussing the AR's and bump stocks, has many wondering why he would be conversing with himself from one of his accounts to another of his accounts?
With recent reports indicating that an FBI report on the Vegas massacre may not be released until October 2018, a year after the tragic event, any and all information that does get released is being sifted through by Independent Media and mainstream with a fine tooth comb.
We know that what catches one person's eye may not be what catches another person's attention, so the entire 488 pages are embedded below for readers to browse through and read. Some pages only have a paragraph or two, and others, as stated above are redundant with the same background information provided in the majority of the affidavits.
Everyone is encouraged to highlight any oddities or portions they feel are important to note, in the comment section below.