The Los Angeles Times on
Thursday reported that FBI investigators have found no evidence to
suggest that Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in
Orlando, was leading a secret gay life.
Citing sources close to the
investigation, the Times reported that the FBI has dismissed
the claims of men who have come forward in the wake of the attack as
Several Pulse regulars told
investigators that they recognized Mateen, 29, from previous visits
to the nightclub. Others stated that they had been contacted by
Mateen through gay dating apps.
This week, a man named “Miguel”
told Univision that he and Mateen had hooked up on Grindr and that
Mateen had sex with other men too, including a man who allegedly told
Mateen after they had had unprotected sex that he was HIV positive.
According to the Times' source,
the FBI has found no evidence to support the theory that Mateen, who
was raising a young son with his second wife, was secretly gay.
The FBI has not commented on reports
that Mateen had previously visited the Pulse nightclub, the Times