“Inside the package was a notebook full of details about how he was going to kill people,” the source told reporters. “There were drawings of what he was going to do in it – drawings and illustrations of the massacre.”
The notebook was sent to the professor and remained unopened till Monday, sources claim. However, a spokeswoman for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus denied the claims.
“Officials at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus can confirm that the suspicious package discovered at the Facilities Services building on Monday, July 23, 2012.” said Jacque Montgomery.
“It was delivered to the campus by the United States Postal Service that same day, immediately investigated and turned over to authorities within hours of delivery. This package prompted the building’s evacuation at 12:26 p.m. and employees were allowed to return by 3:06 p.m.”
Campus officials remained silent when asked whether the alleged kilelr was seeing a psychiatrist. The school has insisted they handled the Holmes case correctly. “To the best of our knowledge, we did everything we should have done,” the statement read.
However, When FBI opened the book they found drawings Holmes had made of gun-toting stick-like figures shooting each other, reports The Telegraph.
Despite the motive of the crime is not yet established, the investigation found out that Holmes bought an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle only hours after failing an oral exam, which was a key part of his PhD, on June 7.
It was also learned that the gunman was the recipient of a prestigious federal grant to attend graduate school — including a stipend for up to $26,000 for “personal expenses.”
“It’s considered an honor to receive the grant,” said Barry Shur, dean of the university’s graduate school.
How the criminal spent that money remains unclear, as his arsenal of weapons, ammunition and equipment is estimated to cost about $15,000 — too much for a student who reportedly worked part-time at McDonald’s after earning his bachelor’s degree.
According to sources, the accused had previously been a high performing student, but three days later, he dropped out of the university entirely. Some experts suggested that academic failure could have affected his state of mind.
Psychologist Marisa Randazzo said: “All of those things could actually make dormant schizophrenia come out, and come out relatively quickly.”
The investigation also revealed Holmes’ unusual behaviour during the shooting with witnesses describing how he ordered some victims to “stand up” before shooting them at close range.
Stephanie Davies, 21, who was shot in the neck during the rampage, said: “He would shout ‘What are you doing? I said stand up!’ And he would pick people up. I saw him stand over someone. I just see hair and him holding the shirt and – boom.”
In the months before the attack Holmes was reported to have met several prostitutes. He wrote accounts of some of the encounters on an adult website.
One of the prostitutes, known as “Tiffany,” was reached for comments and she confirmed she had met Holmes twice in August.
“He felt bad that I wasn’t getting more customers while in Colorado, so he called a few days later and we met up again,” she claimed.