Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock reportedly removed the hard drive from his laptop before he killed himself—and the device has not been found.
According to 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.’
On the night of October 1, Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured.
A motive for the attack is still not known although police have repeatedly said there is no nexus to terrorism.
Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada, fired hundreds of rifle rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. About an hour after Paddock fired his last shot into the crowd, he was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The incident is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the United States.