FBI: Child Porn Found on Holocaust Museum Suspect's Computer

FBI agents also report finding ammo, Hitler painting in search of home, car.

ByABC News
June 18, 2009, 7:54 PM

June 18, 2009 — -- FBI agents have found images of child pornography on the computer of the suspected Holocaust Museum shooter, 88-year-old James Von Brunn, ABC News has confirmed with two federal law enforcement officials.

Searches of von Brunn's car and house in Annapolis, Md., also found him to be in possession of additional ammunition, including some hollow-point bullets found at his home, according to paperwork on the search.

Also found in his home were a 30-30 Winchester rifle and several computers.

Agents also recovered a letter mailed to von Brunn from the Ronald Reagan Library and found a "painting of what appears to be Hitler and Jesus," according to a source.

Ever since investigators identified von Brunn as the man who allegedly walked into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum with a .22-caliber rifle on June 10 and began shooting -- killing a security guard and suffering gunshot wounds of his own -- they have been piecing together a disturbing portrait of him.

Writings in his name have been found on numerous racist, anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi Web sites.

One of Von Brunn's ex-wives told ABC News by phone after the shootings that "he was eaten alive like a cancer with his hatred of Jews and blacks." The ex-wife, who asked that her name not be used, said she was appalled by her ex-husband's alleged actions, calling the incident "very, very sad. Horrible."

The woman said she and the shooting suspect were married for a decade, but divorced about 30 years ago because she disagreed with his extremist views, which she said she learned about after they married.

Von Brunn's ex-wife said her ex-husband is an artist, and often painted themes with ducks.

She also said she was not aware of any diagnosed mental health issues or other health problems that he had, "but he was an elderly man, he wanted to go out with his boots on like the John Wayne movie 'The Shootist.'"