A killer's millions: Police stumped to find Las Vegas shooter had $1.3 million in 14 different bank accounts at time of massacre
An estimate of Paddock's fortune was revealed in a recent court filing and it shows that there was still more than $445,000 left in 13 of his bank accounts at the time of his death
Stephen Paddock, the notorious Las Vegas gunman, has been reported to have left a mysterious fortune that is said to be worth more than $1.3 million that was kept in separate bank accounts at the time that he went on his deadly shooting spree. 64-year-old Paddock also owned a vast collection of weapons and accessories for firearms worth a total of $62,000 that were found in his home and in the hotel room that he used in the Mandalay Bay where he began the vicious attack. The Las Vegas police said that the man kept all that money in 14 different bank accounts and that in the last two years of his life, he spent $1.5 million.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reported that Paddock went on his shooting spree on October 1, 2017, and then took his own life shortly after that leaving all the money to his mother. She, in turn, decided to donate the fortune to the families of the 58 victims who were killed in the shooting.
The 64-year-old killer opened fire from his room in the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and unleashed hell on the unsuspecting crowd attending the Las Vegas music festival that was taking place in the grounds next to the hotel. He ended up killing 58 people and injuring 800 others. The authorities closed the case 10 months after the attack in August because they could not find a motive for the attack. It is still unclear if the authorities will sell his weapons which is still in the custody of the FBI.
The attorney who is working on Paddock's probate case, Alice Denton, said: "What will be done to them is still to be determined. We have not been able to procure them yet, and we don't know if we ever will. We just listed them so everyone would know that they are assets of the estate. Due to the highly sensitive nature of the tragedy and this probate, it would be my personal preference that we petition the court at some point to destroy them. But we haven't gotten to that point yet."
An estimate of Paddock's fortune was revealed in a recent court filing and it shows that there was still more than $445,000 left in 13 of his bank accounts at the time of his death. The largest of this, $102,584.51 was left in one account while the smallest was $30.95. The filing mentioned only 13 accounts even though the authorities had reported it as 14 previously.
Paddock was retired when the shooting occurred and had worked before as a real-estate investor, property manager, accountant, and had been a gambler. Two of the Mandalay Bay gaming vouchers he got from the hotel on October 1 was added to his fortune - one of them was worth $29,000 while the other was worth $226.50. In the two years before the shooting, Paddock spent a staggering $1.5million on casinos, bills to credit card companies, buying firearms, and on his girlfriend Marilou Danley to whom he sent $150,000 in September 2017 in three different transfers.
Another hearing for Paddock has been set for sometime next week and it is reported to reveal more details of the man's fortune.