Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas mass shooter who killed 58 people and seriously injured 546 people has had his brain removed and shipped off to Stanford University, a move that is currently fueling divided opinion online.
The removal of his brain and its transportation to Stanford University in California has already triggered speculation and conspiracies online.
Paddock shot more than a thousand bullets through the windows of a 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel and into a crowd attending an outdoor country music festival. Paddock killed himself with a shot through his mouth, police say.
Stephen Paddock will not be labelled a terrorist although his actions can actually be described as acts of terror. Instead, Police and authorities will try to examine many avenues in the hope of discovering whether he had health issues or brain tumours or mental health problems which will then be used as the official explanation for his heinous crimes.
However, some members of the public and some health officials are questioning the idea of using health problems and diseases to explain the actions of mass murders and serial killers.
If a disease is found, experts say it would be false science to conclude it caused or perhaps even contributed to Paddock’s actions, even if that explanation would ease the minds of investigators and the world at large.