The afternoon after the mass shooting, Cobb Police executed a search warrant for the 2006 burgundy Honda witnesses said was driven by Geddy Kramer, 19, to the site April 29. Another search warrant was executed at the home Kramer shared with his family in Acworth.
In the letter, “My final thoughts on paper,” found in the car, Kramer wrote, “This wasn’t the result of me snapping.” Instead, the “snap” was over several months, “slow and steady,” the letter said.
“This was the result of my own issues: mental instability, depression, frustration, sexual isolation,” Kramer wrote. “This is my own doing. I’m a sociopath.”
Kramer stated he tried to get help from a therapist and has also been medicated “with several types of drugs, most of which were illegal.”
Along with the personal writings, Cobb Police found inside the car 55 12-gauge shotgun shells, electronic storage devices and maps, as well as Kramer’s driver’s license and FedEx employee badge.
“I want to hurt people. Maybe a part of this is also the fact that a life lived in infamy is better than just another nobody,” wrote Kramer.
The suicide note also lists Kramer’s favorite bands, entertainers and hobbies.
Another two-page letter found in the Kramer home reads more like a final will and testament, listing many of his belongings.
This letter included an entry about a paper journal “with plans, attack patterns and recipes for explosives,” which Kramer said were hidden in different locations within a 35-mile-radius of his home.
“They’re exposed to the elements so you’d better hurry,” Kramer wrote.
Sgt. Dana Pierce with Cobb Police said there was no indication Kramer’s father, Scott, had found the note at the home and turned it over to the police. Instead, Pierce said the note was likely found by officers during the search.
“I know I shouldn’t complain. I’ve got a comfortable place to sleep, warm food,” Kramer wrote in the suicide note left in his car. “But the fact that a field of nothingness and unconsciousness awaits me if I put a 12-gauge shell in my brain is appealing.”
Pierce described Scott Kramer as a father who is grieving after just burying his son. “These people might have to relocate” after the “profound” impact of having this information released, Pierce said. The note found in Kramer’s car ends with, “I’m in my happy place. I’m in my happy place. I’m in my happy place.”