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Authorities Return Keys to Wisconsin Temple

Community leaders received back the keys to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Thursday



    Authorities Return Keys to Wisconsin Temple
    Members of the Sikh Society of Northeast Florida attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. A gunman killed six people at the suburban Milwaukee temple on Sunday in a rampage that left terrified congregants hiding in closets and others texting friends outside for help. The suspect was killed outside the temple in a shootout with police officers. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

    Four days after a gunman killed six people and critically injured three others at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, community leaders were allowed Thursday to return to their place of worship.

    Authorities returned the keys for the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis., around 9 a.m., community leader Inderjeet Singh Dhillon said. 

    Religious leaders and parishioners keep searching for answers following the Sunday tragedy that took the lives of five men and one woman. FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson said during a Wednesday news conference that investigators have not yet "clearly defined a motive."

    Wade Michael Page was identified Monday by authorities as the sole shooter at the temple.
    Authorities said the 40-year-old former Army sergeant entered the gurdwara armed with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun.

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    The FBI said Page died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after he was shot by police. He originally was reported to have died from wounds inflicted by a Wisconsin police officer who fired on the man during an exchange of bullets.

    On Sunday, police arrested Page's ex-girlfriend, Misty Cook, 31, who was taken into custody after police said an illegal gun was found in the home she at one point shared with him.