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Investigators Search Omar Mateen's Home (Photos)

| by Sheena Vasani
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After searching the apartment of Orlando shooter and homophobe, Omar Mateen, on June 12, investigators are speculating whether or not he intended to kill sooner.

Authorities reveal Mateen wrote the words “D-Day” on his Disney calendar for “10:30pm” on June 7 -- the day after the actual D-Day, the Daily Mail reports.

Investigators now wonder if he was merely marking the beginning of Ramadan or had planned on an earlier shooting either in place of or in addition to the one he carried out June 12.

Officials also discovered a ceremonial sword sitting near Mateen’s TV set.

Beyond these, Mateen’s house seemed very ordinary, authorities say.

Toys filled the home while photos of Mateen’s three-year-old son were all over the walls and the refrigerator. Workout equipment can also be seen, as can women’s perfume.

It is thought that the latter likely belongs to the woman believed to be Mateen’s second wife and mother to his son, Noor Zahi Salman.

Mateen’s commitment to his faith is also evident.

Photos reveal reading material such as “Muhammed: Who Is He and An Explanation of the Last Tenth with Crucial Matters in the Life of a Muslim” lying around in the man’s home.

One picture of a mosque can be seen hung on the wall, as well as Mateen’s work IDs.

The man worked as a security guard for a company that provides guards for U.S. nuclear facilities. Before that, he aspired to become a police officer and had gained an associate's degree in criminal justice.

The residence reveals a seemingly normal Mateen -- a Marteen that many remembered.

“What is shocking to me is that the majority of the staff at Ruby Tuesday’s when I worked there were gay. He clearly was not anti-[gay] at least not back then. He did not show any hatred to any of us,” former colleague Samuel King said, Newsweek reports.

Ex-wife Sitora Yusufiy also said that when they first started dating, he “seemed like a normal human being.”

That perception soon changed.

“After a few months he started to beat me,” she said, adding that he was “bipolar.”

"He would often get into fights with his parents, but as I was the only one in his life most of the violence was directed [toward] me,” she added.

Sources: Daily MailNewsweek / Photo credit: Daily Mail


 

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