Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock apparently removed the hard drive from his laptop computer before he fatally shot himself.
The hard drive was missing from the computer recovered from Paddock’s room in the Mandalay Bay hotel where he unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, according to ABC News.
Software designed to erase files from a hard drive was also purchased by Paddock, investigators have learned, but they have not been able to determine if that software was ever used without access to the hard drive.
The lack of digital clues has added to the difficulties of authorities attempting to answer questions about Paddock and his motive for opening fire on concert goers earlier this month, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds of others.
The missing hard drive could contain crucial evidence that would help investigators but they have, as yet , not been able to determine what he did with the missing device.
Authorities have been poring over every aspect of Paddock’s life and past in an effort to piece together the events that led up to the massacre and the motive, ABC reported.
Meanwhile, the gunman’s brother, Bruce Paddock, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of child pornography on Wednesday.
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