LAS VEGAS, (CBS) Investigators in Las Vegas continue to comb through the life and hotel room of gunman Steven Paddock, trying to figure out why he carried out Sunday's massacre:
"We don't have any immediately accessible thumb prints that would indicate the shooter's ideology or motivation," said FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
President Trump visited the city Wednesday to meet with survivors and first responders, as authorities provided fresh insight into the fateful night. They say there's evidence Paddock planned to escape rather than killing himself as officers closed in. Officials add none of the cameras Paddock brought to his room for surveillance were recording. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says it's hard to imagine one man, alone, could stockpile so much weaponry.
"You gotta make the assumption he had to have some help at some point," mentioned Lombardo
Investigators are now hoping Paddock's girlfriend can yield some answers. She voluntarily flew back to the U-S from the Philippines Tuesday night and met with the FBI for hours of questioning.
Just before the shooting, Paddock sent Marilou Danley to her native country to visit family. He also wired her money. Through her lawyer, Danley insisted she thought this was Paddock's way of preparing her for a breakup.
"It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone," said Matthew Lombard, Marilou Danley’s Attorney.
Law enforcement says Paddock had stockpiled 47 guns since 1982 and bought 33 of them over the past year alone.
Investigators say the weekend before the shooting, Paddock rented a high-rise condo in a building that overlooked a different music festival. They wouldn’t speculate as to why.