Crime & Justice

Stanford University will study the body of the Las Vegas shooter

This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock.
This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock.
AP

The body of the man who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been sent to Stanford University for study.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said that an autopsy the autopsy on 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock has been completed. But the official determination on the cause and manner of his death isn't expected for several months.

Fudenberg says the coroner's office will await the results of multiple forensic analyses at Stanford, including a neuropathological examination of Paddock's brain tissue.

The coroner says the bodies of all 58 victims in the Oct. 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert on the Las Vegas Strip were returned to next-of-kin by Oct. 6.

Paddock's body will be returned to his family after the results of the forensic tests come in.