Police still clueless about gurudwara shooter's motive

Pages former girlfriend arrested for possession of weapon

Days into the investigations of the shooting incident at the gurudwara, federal agencies were clueless of what prompted the former soldier's rampage that killed 6 people and fear that the motive may have died with him.

With the killer Wade Michael Page, 41, an Army veteran dead, the investigators warn that that the motive may never be known. “We may end up with just a lot of facts on what he is involved with, who he may be associated with, but we may never know that motive, because he died, and that motive died with him,” Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards was quoted by CNN as saying.

Although detectives are following up leads in several states, law experts quoted by the media feel that their findings might never be presented in court. At the moment investigators are sifting through the life of Page, assembling the biodata of a man, who apparently has few relative and friends, a patchy work life and a thin criminal record.

The federal investigators and the police are also collecting data about the white supremacist to get to the bottom of what motivated him to carry out the gruesome act. But they are apprehensive whether the full story behind the attack will ever be known. The FBI has taken over the case but released little official information. In sketchy details, the fragments of Page’s past that have emerged suggest that he lived a troubled life. The police are following the leads whether Page held a personal grudge against the Sikhs or was he motivated by racist ideology.

Killer’s ex-girlfriend held

In a new twist, a former girlfriend Page was arrested on Wednesday after a weapon was found from her house.

Misty Cook, a waitress and nursing student with reported ties to white supremacist organisations, was arrested as part of a joint investigation between the FBI and South Milwaukee Police Department “on the crime of felon in possession of a firearm.” “Charges (against her) will be sought through the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office,” Milwaukee police said in a statement after the arrest of 31-year-old Cook.

A federal official was quoted as saying by ABC News that Cook was held on the grounds that she is prohibited from having a gun as a convicted felon. She was charged in 2002 for fleeing and eluding a traffic officer. Cook parted ways with Page weeks before the shooting spree.

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