Bits of Shooting Suspects' Lives Found Online

Purported baby registry, dating profiles surface
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2015 11:11 AM CST
Bits of Shooting Suspects' Lives Found Online
Authorities investigate the scene Thursday where a police shootout with suspects took place in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Initial reports about San Bernardino shooting suspects Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik presented them as a couple living the American dream. And, like your typical Americans, the pair may have left bits of their life online. The two reportedly dropped their 6-month-old daughter off with Farook's mother before going on a shooting spree at the Inland Regional Center. Now, NBC News has uncovered what it believes is the couple's baby registry, a bare-bones, four-item Target list of diapers, a $60 car seat, baby wash, and safety swabs. While NBC couldn't verify the registry's authenticity, it does note that it was listed under Malik's name, gave Riverside, Calif., as an address, and specified a May 17 due date.

But before there was a baby, there was perhaps love, or, the potential of it. Vocativ reports on two dating website profiles seemingly belonging to the 28-year-old Farook. In an (described as a "one stop source for Indian Matrimonial and Dating services") profile created six years ago, "farooksyed49" identified himself as a 22-year-old Chicago-born Muslim who hails from a "religios [sic] but modern family." He goes on to say he likes working on vintage and modern cars, reading religious books, and doing backyard target practice. A dating profile on was also for a "farooksyed49," then 23. More on what we know so far here. (Read more Syed Rizwan Farook stories.)

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