July 22, 2009
The Virginia Tech gunman’s missing mental-health records have been found at the home of a former university counseling official more than two years after the bloodbath — a discovery that angered victims’ families struggling to understand how the killer fell through the cracks so disastrously.
The belated emergence of Seung-Hui Cho’s file, a development disclosed in a memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, represents another embarrassing lapse in the case and raises questions about how such potentially explosive evidence could be lost for so long.
“Deception comes to my mind in my first response,” said Suzanne Grimes, whose son Kevin Sterne was wounded. “It gives me the impression, `What else are they hiding?'”