SEATTLE — Police released a letter Tuesday that was possibly written by Kyle Huff before he killed six people and then took his own life at a house party in March.
Police said verification of the letter's authenticity will not be completed for about two weeks. Last month, however, Officer Deanna Nollette said "the circumstances under which it was found lead us to believe it might be authentic."
The one-page handwritten letter was addressed "to Kane" — the name of Huff's twin brother — "from Kyle," and began by stating, "I hope that you will find this letter after the fact. Don't let the police or FBI keep you from haveing (sic) it, this is my last wish."
The letter goes on to say, "Don't kill yourself moron. That's the last thing I would want to happen. I hate leaving you by yourself, but this is something I feel I have to do. My life would always feel incomplete otherwise."
The letter writer expressed disgust with the "hippie" lifestyle — one he described as "this world of sex they are striving to make" — and called his action a revolution.
"I can't let them get away with what they're doing," the letter said.
The letter was found April 24, nearly a month after the killing spree, by an apartment owner who was going through his trash bin looking for something else, police said. It was found in a location where Huff did not live, although the apartment he shared with his twin brother was not far away. The brothers moved to Seattle nearly five years ago after leaving their family home in Whitefish, Mont.
Police said a physical analysis of the letter, including an identification of the handwriting, was being conducted at the State Crime Lab. The content of the letter was being examined by a panel of experts trying to find out what motivated the mass killings.
James Alan Fox, a Northeastern University professor and mass killing expert who is heading up the panel, said that from a lay person's perspective, the handwriting seems to match.
"I have many examples of Kyle's handwriting and the handwriting is similar," Fox told The Seattle Times. "I'm going on the assumption that it was written by Kyle."
Police have said Kane Huff was not aware of the letter until they showed it to him.