In the latest Reuters account
of the Dark Knight rampage, we still have few details about the killer and his motive. I've been trying to add a new piece or two to the puzzle.
In the post below, we looked at a profile
on Adult Friend Finder featuring suspected Dark Knight killer James Holmes. In the photo, his hair is red. Mediaite has voiced some doubts about the identification because the birth date differs from Holmes' by a couple of days. Personally, I never would divulge my real date of birth on such a forum.
I believe that we can conclusively demonstrate that the AFF page belongs to our "Joker." Here's a PeekYou page that may be of some interest:
is clearly a profile for the right James Holmes, including the very first photo that came to public attention. The site claims that he is an "alumnus" of the University of Colorado, which is a bit odd, since he still officially attended that school.
On the internet, James goes by the aliases LDMaster and ClassicJimbo.
The "ClassicJimbo" nick assures that the AFF profile is of the right guy. PeekYou offers links to pages on mylife, tnaboard
Alas, as you peer through those links, it quickly becomes clear that PeekYou has made a mistake (as it often does): LDMaster is an older man who has lived in Colorado for a long time. Some researchers have identified him as a retired cop in his 50s whose real name is also Jim Holmes
, hence the confusion.
Nevertheless, I believe that PeekYou's error may deserve more attention. Although others have dismissed the LDMaster reference as a false lead, something about this intersection of nomenclature doesn't sit well with me. To be specific:
LDMaster owned a Glock, an AR15 and a Remington 870. "Joker" James Holmes used an AR15, a Glock, and a Remington 870.
Let's face it: That's an interesting coincidence. Sure, it may be just
a coincidence, but as Fox Mulder once said: "If coincidence is just coincidence, why does it feel so contrived?"
Judging from his online activity, LDMaster (who also lives in the Denver area) buys and sells a lot of weaponry. It's not impossible that he sold firearms to the killer, although Reuters says that our "Joker" bought from local gun shops.
Please don't read things into the above paragraphs that I did not write. And puh-leeze
: Let's have no outraged lectures about the right to bear arms. This
ain't about that
(By the way, TNAboard reviews hookers. "Joker" Jim probably didn't write any of the reviews there.)
So many websites and blogs have repeated the Adult Friend Finder story that any pre-massacre references to "classicjimbo" have become buried under a pile of internet rubble. I googled that name (in quotes), came up with 1,330 results, went through all of them, and found nothing useful, aside from the PeekYou page referenced above. I must admit, however, that attention does tend to wander after skimming the first few hundred hits, so I might have missed a revelatory link or two. Feel free to double check!