KUALA LUMPUR, May 26:
As bits and pieces of information surface about California gunman Elliot Rodger, it was revealed that his mother was born in Malaysia.
This was written in a 140-page document that told the story of his life from the day he was born right up to the days when he came up with his twisted murder plan.
Rodger, 22, went on a killing spree last Friday. This resulted in 6 people dead and 13 others wounded.
He was later found dead in his car with a gunshot wound to the head.
The document “My Twisted World — The Story of Elliot Rodger” was emailed to his parents and therapist hours before he acted on his murder plan.
His mother, Lichin Rodger, of Chinese descent, had split from his father, a Hollywood director, when Rodger was seven.
Rodger recounted his visit to Malaysia at the age of three, before going there again with his mother and sister Georgia when he was 13 years old.
It was apparent in his writing that he had enjoyed the trip and his writing at that point was not indicative of someone with a troubled mind.
“When we arrived in Malaysia, we met up with my grandma, Ah Mah, my mother’s sister, Min, and her husband, Jack, and cousin Emma.
“They were also visiting Malaysia from England. We all stayed at a tall hotel building near the beach,” Rodger wrote.
He remarked that he had a lovely time on the vacation, saying he did not even miss his life at home, referring to California.
Calling himself a world traveller in his writing, Rodger told of the many countries he had visited with his parents.
When he was 14, his father’s girlfriend, Soumaya Akaaboune, had taken him on a trip to Morocco, along with his half-sibling Jazz.
“It was a miserable journey, the complete opposite of the great time I had a year ago on the trip to Malaysia,” Rodger had written.
It was reported that Rodger had been troubled by the fact that he could not get a girlfriend, which was what led him to go on a killing rampage.
Also in his document, he detailed turning 21 and how he was in a “sullen and depressed mood”.
“Turning 21 as a kissless virgin was indeed a dark day. How pathetic it was, to be 21 and still a virgin while kids were having sex at the age of 14?
“The unfairness of life on this world is staggeringly horrific!” Rodger wrote.
He had also deduced in his mind that he would be able to get a girlfriend if he was a rich man.
This led to his obsession with winning the lottery.
“But it would be possible for me to get a tall, blonde, sexy girlfriend if I was a multi-millionaire! Oh yes, it would be very possible. Becoming a multi-millionaire is the ONLY way I could have such an experience, and winning the lottery was the ONLY way I could become a multi-millionaire at my age.”
Rodger wrote about his confidence in winning the lottery, disclosing that he could not comprehend why it was that he did not win when the results came out.
His disturbed mind led him to concoct his “Day of Retribution” which was a massacre to punish people.
The initial date he had planned for it was in April, but a sudden cold thwarted his plan, causing Rodger to set a new date of May 24 to carry out his massacre.
He had also uploaded several videos on YouTube before he went on the rampage, speaking of the same things he had written about, mostly on his loneliness and envy at seeing young couples going about with their lives.
It was also reported later that he had been diagnosed earlier in life with Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a form of autism.