Vegas gunman's girlfriend deleted Facebook account soon after shooting, data show

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The FBI investigates the scene on the 32nd-floor of the Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas.

But why the 64-year-old Paddock shot up the Route 91 Harvest festival on October 1 remains a mystery, and the search warrants - despite revealing his large cache of weaponry - raise more questions than answers about his actions and motive.

Hundreds of pages of court documents unsealed Friday in the case of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock offer a blueprint of investigators' pursuits in determining how and why the reclusive high-stakes gambler carried out the deadliest shooting in modern USA history.

The FBI agent who prepared the affidavit noted that Danely was cooperating with investigators and 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".

He concealed or deleted all of his digital storage.

Authorities said he used anonymous communications devices, including a prepaid cellphone, to throw off any police investigation.

Paddock bought numerous items on the Internet during the 12 months leading up to the attack.

It took investigators several days to realize just how well Paddock had covered nearly all of his bases. In fact, Paddock took a number of steps aimed at tripping up investigators, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation team trying to get to the bottom of the shooting wrote that the 64-year-old exhibited "a level of sophistication which is commonly found in mass casualty events".

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, hundreds of rounds of spent ammunition as well as "preloaded high-capacity magazines", were found in suitcases that Paddock had brought to the room.

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A number of the devices that Paddock used in the shooting were ordered online, including a holographic weapon sight. The documents did not include the findings of those searches, which were individually approved by a handful of Nevada judges.

Warrants also showed that investigators found an email address identified by investigators as Paddock's where he received a message from an account identified as CentralPark4804@gmail.com that read, "for a thrill try out bumpfire ar's with 100 round magazine".

Authorities released Paddock's name about an hour after Danley deleted her account. Paddock picked up the drug in Reno without insurance the same day, records show.

The third phone, however, was unable to be unlocked.

Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Stephen Paddock.

Authorities also requested access to Danley's Facebook account, which she.

As of October, there was no evidence that Danley assisted Paddock in commission of the massacre, and she remained "the subject of intensive review", the documents say. "Investigators believe this piece of equipment was utilized in the attack carried out by Stephen Paddock", the affidavit read.

The documents describe what investigators believed at the time the affidavits were filed, but do not provide up-to-date information about the investigation.

The Review-Journal and other media organizations continue to sue for the release of several other Las Vegas shooting records, including body camera footage and 911 calls.

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