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Las Vegas police just announced what they're gonna do with the shooter's brain

The body, and specifically the brain of Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter, are being sent to Stanford for additional forensic analysis. (Image source: WKMG/Eric Paddock)

The Clark County coroner has completed his autopsy on Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, and has decided to send his body off for additional testing.

What does he think?

John Fudenberg announced Friday that he had completed his autopsy on the 64-year-old Paddock and said that he wouldn't announce the results for several months. However, he did confirm that he didn't find anything out of the ordinary.

Meanwhile, Paddock's body is being sent to Stanford University for further study — especially on his brain.

Why the brain?

According to the New York Post, investigators and researchers are going to probe Paddock's gray matter to search for more clues to explain why he committed the massacre. Some people who knew Paddock thought he had an undiagnosed mental illness.

More from the Post:

Microscopic tissue examination can reveal otherwise hidden conditions such as dementia and chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE.

Paddock’s brain has so far shown no obvious sign of tumor, injury or abnormality during a more routine autopsy conducted last week by Vegas coroners, according to officials — who have yet to release toxicology results or an official cause and manner of death.

Is the extended test normal?

According to former Clark County coroner Michael Murphy, the extended forensic analysis is normal.

"These physicians will be able to look at anomalies, or things that are not normally seen, and see if there's any organic reason why this individual, this shooter, did what he did," he told KVVU-TV.

What will happen to Paddock's body when investigators are done with it?

Investigators plan to return Paddock's body to his family when they are done using it in their investigation, according to The Associated Press.

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