FBI agents recovered an empty GoPro package, “vice grips.” shooting targets and other items after searching a vehicle owned by the mother of San Bernardino terrorrist Sayed Farook and , The Daily Mail reports.
Rafia Farook (Screengrab via MSNBC)
Rafia Farook reportedly lived in the same Redlands, California, home where Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, stockpiled thousands of rounds of ammo and housed what has been referred to as an “IED factory” for building pipe bombs.
The discovery of empty GoPro packaging is particularly intriguing as rumors surfaced shortly after the shooting that the killers used GoPro cameras to capture the carnage. Police in San Bernardino said they have found no evidence to support the claim.
The Daily Mail cited an inventory sheet filled out by federal authorities following the search of the black Lexus IS300:
“Apple iPhone, multi-tool, key, business card, miscellaneous indicia, bank receipt, shooting targets, hammer, vice grips, U-Haul receipt, tire receipt, notebook, garment, GoPro packaging, vacuumings, legal documents.”
This undated combination of photos provided by the FBI, left, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook. (FBI, left, and California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP)
Rafia Farook was detained and questioned by police following the San Bernardino massacre that left 14 people dead, but was ultimately released with no charges filed.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday the FBI was examining whether the mother had any involvement in the attack or prior knowledge of the plot “very, very closely.” Farook is also reported to be a member of the Islamic Circle of North America.
Rafia Farook has not been spotted publicly since her release from police custody.