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[Vester Lee Flanagan] left behind an apartment filled with his personal effects, including photographs of himself during his days as a television journalist and posters that appear to be of male pin-ups.
In a raid on the apartment on Wednesday, police reportedly confiscated a gay pride flag. They also found “many” sex toys, which may have “human material” on them, the source told this newspaper.
In a “suicide note” sent to ABC news, Flanagan said he was discriminated against in life for being gay and said he had sometimes worked as an escort for money.
The apartment was dark and dank when police raided it on Thursday. A large pool of cat urine on the floor of the kitchen had been hastily covered in a towel. Cat faeces were also found smeared on the balcony.
He reportedly owned two cats, but neighbours said they had gone missing since the shooting on Wednesday. In the suicide note, Flanagan said he had killed the creatures in a forest.
The disturbed former journalist, who was fired from several jobs, including WDJB, where Ms Palmer and Mr Ward worked, because of problems with controlling his anger, is said to have been extremely aggressive to his male neighbours.