As the Santa Barbara community mourns the death of six victims, even more details are emerging on drive-by shooter Elliot Rodger.
Yesterday, the names and faces of three victims who lost their lives were revealed to the public, and the other three victims have now been identified.
According to NY Daily News, along with Katie Cooper, Veronika Weiss, and Christopher Martinez, three more students were killed by Rodger – but in his apartment building – and two were his former roommates.
George Chen, who was one of the first murdered, was Rodger’s 19-year-old roommate and died from being stabbed repeatedly in his Isla Vista apartment.
Cheng Yuan Hong, who was the second roommate stabbed to death, was the same person who Elliot formerly accused of stealing his candles.
Weihan Wang was the third person murdered in Elliot’s apartment, but authorities are unsure if he was one of his roommates, or just visiting at the time of the murder.
Authorities have also gotten their hands on Elliot Rodger’s 140-page memoir, which was written before his self-inflicted death. Called My Twisted World, it gives an inside look into the mind of Rodger and shows the earliest signs of his plans to murder.
One of the excerpts reads:
“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.”
Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam made annotations on the memoir, and screenshots provided by Gawker show that the comments he made on the piece of writing were pretty creepy (see above and below).
From commenting on his writing ability, to making inappropriate tidbits about Rodger’s relationship with his sister, the annotations raise some eyebrows.
We pray for the victims of this terrible tragedy.