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Report: Aurora shooter mailed psychiatrist notebook with doodles of mass murder

Nicole Choi Contributor

Police and FBI agents found a package sent by  James Holmes, the man who allegedly murdered 12 people during a screening of “The Dark Night Rises” in Aurora, Colo., that was left unopened in a campus mailroom since July 12.

“Inside the package was a notebook full of details about how he was going to kill people,” a law enforcement source told Fox News. “There were drawings of what he was going to do in it — drawings and illustrations of the massacre.”

Images in the spiral-bound notebook included stick figures carrying guns “blowing away other stick figures.”

Police and FBI agents were called to the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus on Monday morning after a psychiatrist, who is also a professor at the school, reported a package believed to be sent by Holmes. The package turned out to be sent by another person and was harmless, reports Fox.

After a search of the Campus Services’ mailroom, however, they came across another package addressed to the psychiatrist and professor with Holmes’ name in the return address.

It is not clear why the package was not delivered to the intended recipient.

After obtaining a warrant, authorities took the package Monday night and discovered the notebook’s chilling contents, a second law enforcement source told Fox.

Dave Joly, an FBI agent of the Denver division, declined to comment due to a gag order issued Monday by Arapahoe County District Judge William Sylvester. Aurora police are also not able to comment because of the gag order.