Roanoke Gunman Lived In Disgusting Apartment

Cat pee, poop covered parts of Vester Lee Flanagan's home
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2015 2:27 PM CDT
State Police officers leave the apartment of Vester Lee Flanagan II, in Roanoke, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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(Newser) – The Telegraph got a look inside the apartment of Vester Lee Flanagan, the man who shot and killed two WDBJ journalists on live TV, and it doesn't sound pretty. The newspaper describes a kitchen floor covered in cat urine and a balcony smeared with cat poop when police raided the sparsely furnished apartment yesterday. As for the cats, they were nowhere to be found—neighbors say Flanagan had two, but they've been missing since Wednesday's shootings, and Flanagan claimed in a suicide note that he killed them in the woods. When Flanagan was alive, the Telegraph's source says, his neighbors often complained about him to the landlord—for one thing, "he would literally throw cat s---" onto the balconies of some neighbors, the source says.

Also in the apartment: pictures of male pin-ups and pictures of Flanagan himself from his reporting career as well as a modeling career he apparently held in his younger years. (The Telegraph also notes that Williams had posted pictures of his "sexy bedroom" on Twitter.) Perhaps most disturbing of all, police say they found "many" sex toys ... some of which possibly have "human material" on them, according to the source who spoke to the newspaper. In the manifesto he sent to ABC News, Flanagan—who was gay—said he had worked as an escort, and the Daily Beast reports that he tweeted earlier this month, "Hell yeah I’ve been a high paid ‘companion.'" CNN reports that in 2007, Flanagan registered seven website domain names associated with gay porn, including one "where you can talk live on video chat cam with your favorite gay hunks, pro and amateur models." Flanagan was listed as the administrative and technical contact for the sites, which are no longer active.

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