It is the apartment where the killer responsible for the massacre of 50 people inside gay Orlando nightclub Pulse had been living and plotting out his horrific terror attack.
Mateen had been living in Apartment 107 at the Woodland Condominium in Fort Pierce since he was divorced from wife Sitora Yusufiy in 2011. He was living there with the woman believed to be his current wife and mother of their three-year-old son, Noor Zahi Salman.
The master bedroom has red sheets on the bed and a bureau is adorned with balloons, photos and bottles of a woman’s perfume.
Mateen weights sit in a corner of the home. He was obsessed with his physique and even took steroids
Apartments in the building rent for between $600 and $1,000 at the property. Daily Mail Online learned exclusively that Mateen was earning $1,600 a month from his job at G4S Secure Solutions in Jupiter.
Law enforcement officers surrounded the complex on Sunday, and even brought in bomb detonation equipment as they searched Mateen’s apartment.
Mateen earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, and expressed interest in joining the police force.
Instead, he worked as a security officer, a fact that comforted other members of the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce where he worshipped, Syed Shafeeq Rahman, the head of he mosque, said.
Sitora Yusufiy, Omar Mateen’s first wife, described how he ‘seemed like a normal human being’ at first.
‘After a few months he started to beat me,’ she said. ‘He was mentally unstable… he was obviously disturbed. I know he had a history of [taking] steroids.
‘He was not a stable person. He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that.’