As word of the massacre spread, intuition kicked in.
Laurel Harper scanned her son’s room searching for his collection of guns. She worried he might be the killer at Umpqua Community College, the man responsible for Oregon’s deadliest mass shooting, the person who murdered eight classmates and one teacher while injuring eight others.
Worry soon turned to certainty. Outside the apartment, through the dining room window, Harper saw a deputy unspooling crime-scene tape.