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Three Bodies Found In Elliot Rodger's Isla Vista Apartment
The apartment of Elliot Rodger is now also a crime scene, as authorities recovered three bodies from the Capri apartment complex on Isla Vista this afternoon. As of this report, it is unclear whether these three bodies are part of the original reported death toll of seven (including the shooter) or three new victims.
Earlier this afternoon, Santa Barbara news station KEYT reported receiving a 140-page manifesto from Elliot Rodger titled "My Twisted World: The Story Of Elliot Rodger." KEYT reporter Joe Buttitta tweeted out a picture of the manifesto.
The printed manifesto has yet to be published by the station, although you can make out the first page in that tweeted out picture. In the introductory paragraphs he explains he felt "cast out and rejected" and that society "forced [his] hand" to go on his violent rampage. He places the blame on "the females of the human species [who] were incapable of seeing the value in [him]." KEYT also reported a quote apparently from the manifesto that explains the victims found in his apartment:
On the day before the Day of Retribution, I will start the First Phase of my vengeance: Silently killing as many people as I can around Isla Vista by luring them into my apartment through some form of trickery.
Update: The manifesto can be read in its entirety here.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.