Cudahy landlord described Wade Michael Page as 'pretty normal guy'

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Cudahy landlord described Wade Michael Page as 'pretty normal guy'

CREATED Aug. 6, 2012 - UPDATED: Aug. 6, 2012

CUDAHY- We're learning more about the man who opened fire at the temple.

Wade Michael Page recently moved to Cudahy.

He was a 40-year-old Army veteran and people who track white supremacists were aware of him.

"This man has been in the thick of the white supremacists music scene in this country for a good dozen years," said Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

But Oak Creek police and the FBI said they had no previous trouble with Page.

Police and federal agents returned to the Cudahy neighborhood on Monday as they questioned neighbors about the man who lived in the 3700 block of East Holmes Avenue.

Kurt Weins rented the duplex on E. Holmes Ave. to Page, and at one point he even lived with the 40-year-old.
 
"He seemed like a pretty normal guy. He didn't even strike me as weird," said Weins to TODAY'S TMJ4.  "He basically stayed in this room for the most part."
 
After moving into the Cudahy duplex in July, police say the former military soldier went to the Oak Creek Sikh temple and carried out the rampage.

Reports connect Page to a neo-Nazi group.  On Page's shoulder he had a Celtic cross tattoo -- a known white supremacists symbol.
 
"I never saw his tattoos until one your reporters showed me," said Weins.
 
Investigators hoped to find clues in Page's apartment.   But what alarmed his landlord the most is what Page didn't have inside.
 
"There's nothing in there," said Weins.  "No utensils, no shower curtain, towels and he's been there for three weeks."
 
The landlord told TODAY'S TMJ4 that Page moved into the duplex after breaking up with his girlfriend.

 

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