New images have emerged that appear to show Dylann Roof, the young man charged murder of the shooting dead of nine black people, along with a 2,000-word document that may be his manifesto.
The images, along with a document that some believe is Mr Roof’s own writing, were posted on to a Reddit online forum after being found at LastRhodesian.com. One report said the domain name was registered in February under the name Dylann Roof.
An image posted on Facebook page shows the young man wearing a green jacket, bearing the flags of the former Rhodesia and Apartheid-era South Africa. Both counties featured white minority governments that ruled black majorities.
The images that emerged on Saturday show Mr Roof posing at Confederate civil war monuments, burning an American flag, and a picture of a handgun with bullets. Another picture shows Mr Roof on a beach where into the sand has been written the number 1488, a figure often associated with neo-Nazi culture.
It is not clear whether the words written on the website were penned by Mr Roof himself or whether he copied them from elsewhere. It is not signed by anyone. It is also possible the document is hoax, or a dark joke. Indeed, the document ends: “Please forgive any typos, I didnt (sic) have time to check it”
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbia office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not immediately respond to calls about the online document. The FBI’s national office also did not respond to calls.