According to different sources, Disney security officials have told FBI investigators they believe that Omar Mateen, the mass murderer responsible for the deaths of 49 people at Pulse, a gay bar in Orlando, visited Disney World on April 26. Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, was with him on the Disney World visit. Authorities are investigating whether she knew about her husband’s intent.
This is one of the developments in the aftermath of the mass killing that took place early Sunday morning, June 12th. Mateen, a U.S.-born citizen who was said to have visited the bar on a regular basis, gunned down 49 people and wounded more than 50 others before he was killed by police.
In the aftermath of the killings—it is the worst mass murder in U.S. history—a conflicting profile of the 29-year-old killer has emerged. He has been described as a friendly regular at Pulse, while other accounts have described him as a homophobic bigot.
In addition to the trip to Disney World, Mateen also made a visit earlier this month to the Pulse Nightclub and Disney Springs—an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake—apparently to conduct surveillance. He went alone on this trip.