Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old man suspected of having killed six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara, before dying of a gunshot to the head, apparently wrote a densely detailed, bone-chillingly bloody manifesto outlining exactly whom he would kill and why — because he believed women hated him.
A Santa Barbara TV station, KEYT, said “an acquaintance” of Rodger’s had sent it a 106,000-word document through the postal service in which the author, who identifies himself as Rodger, details his grievances and his gruesome plans.
NBC News hasn’t verified its authenticity. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown referred to the document several times Saturday as revealing how “severely disturbed” Rodger was, although he did not confirm the document’s authenticity.
The novel-length document, titled “My Twisted World: The Story of Elliot Rodger,” records every slight, insult and humiliation the writer says he has ever suffered “at the hands of humanity, particularly women.” Many of the passages mirror almost word for word the snickering diatribes Rodger posted on YouTube shortly before the rampage.
“All I ever wanted was to fit in and live a happy life amongst humanity, but I was cast out and rejected, forced to endure an existence of loneliness and insignificance, all because the females of the human species were incapable of seeing the value in me,” he says in the manuscript.
In precise detail, the writer specifies how and when he intends to behead his roommates and then kill his stepmother and brother before storming “the hottest sorority of UCSB” with guns blazing and knives flashing.
Three victims were found at Rodger’s residence. Two others were women who were shot outside the Alpha Phi sorority house at the university.
The next phase, according to the document, is to be the “massacre” of everyone at a house party,” where “I will specifically target the good looking people, and all of the couples.”