Although law enforcement officials have yet to confirm any specific details, preliminary information about the note found in the residence of Lewiston mass shooting suspect Robert Card is slowly beginning to come to light.
During this morning’s press conference, Mike Sauschuck — State Commissioner for the Department of Public Safety — verified reports that a note had been found in the suspect’s residence but declined to divulge anything about its contents.
“I’m not prepared to really talk about what that included,” Sauschuck said. “And I think that’s probably, again, a common sense answer because that does involve: Is there a mindset here? Is there a motive? What did that entail?”
Sauschuck did, however, state that law enforcement will “definitely continue to work on that” and “certainly will” release the note “when [they] can.”
In the hours since that press conference, however, unofficial details about the note’s contents have begun to be shared by media outlets.
A law enforcement official reportedly told CNN that the note was written by the suspect and was indicative that the suspect believed he would not be alive when it was found.
The official reportedly described the note as providing “information and instruction to others about where things could be found and disposed of.”
According to WGME, two law enforcement officials told the Associated Press that the note was addressed to the suspect’s son.
Officials have also reportedly said that the note did not give any indication as to a possible motive for the shooting.
It is important to remember that as of now, law enforcement has not officially confirmed or denied any of these details.
At this stage in the investigatory process, information can change rapidly, and nothing should be considered as absolute fact until it is publicly confirmed by law enforcement officials.