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1 October gunman's brother picks up cremated ashes

Posted: 12:43 PM, Jan 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-18 21:29:23Z

UPDATE JAN. 18, 2018: The Clark County Coroner has confirmed that the cremated remains of Stephen Paddock were given to his brother Eric on Jan. 18.

Due to security concerns, the ashes were delivered to Eric Paddock in a safety deposit box.

ORIGINAL STORY: The brother of a man who killed dozens of people at a Las Vegas country music festival is in town to help investigators figure out the shooter's motives and to retrieve the body.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Eric Paddock arrived in town Saturday for hours of interviews with FBI agents, a police detective, a profiler and a psychologist.

Eric Paddock would not talk to The Associated Press by phone and declined by text message.

Stephen Paddock opened fire Oct. 1 from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds. Authorities so far have struggled to find a motive.

Eric Paddock of Florida says he wants to help investigators get into his brother's mindset. He said that he'll retrieve his brother's body and have it cremated.