Monday, April 16, 2007

Virginia Tech Massacre: Gunman's Identity Coming to Light

Update: 9:45 p.m. (Revised)

Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun Times is reporting that the Virginia Tech murderer was a 24 year old Chinese national who arrived in the US, on a student visa, this passed year.
The 24-year-old man arrived in San Francisco on United Airlines on August 7 on a visa issued in Shanghai, the source said.
His name has not yet been released, but more information is coming to light as the hours pass.
Before opening fire in Norris Hall, he first went to Randolph Hall. At this point, there are no reports that he harmed anyone there. The gunman murdered dozens of students before turning the gun on himself. Local law enforcement say that a .22 caliber pistol and a 9mm handgun were recovered at the scene.
No identification was found on the gunman's body, police said. Eyewitnesses described him as an Asian male about 6 feet tall. He apparently shot himself in the head after the killings; part of his face was missing when his body was found.

VICTIM STATUS: Most of the victims have been identified. Many of the bodies of those who died in Norris Hall have been removed from the building. Death notifications are being handled right now.

My question -- Why has the gunman's vehicle not been located yet?