Mourners flock to site near Friday's theater massacre
POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:02am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Funeral and memorial services are being planned around the country for the 12 people killed in the Aurora theater massacre.
The man accused in the massacre, James Holmes, remains in solitary confinement in a Colorado jail while investigators focus on the crime scenes: the theater and Holmes' apartment.
They're analyzing what they've found in his home so far, talking to those who knew Holmes,
and plan to look through records at the medical college where Holmes was a PhD student.
At the makeshift memorial, emotions are raw, even among those those who didn't know the victims.
Christian Bale, the star of the Batman movie showing when the massacre took place, also came to town.
He and his wife went to the memorial to pay their respects and visited with survivors and first responders.
"Everyone was impressed with his sincerity, he was so sincere of why he was here," Janie Bowman-Hayes said after the visit.
In the wake of the tragedy there are stories of hope.
Caleb Medley was critically injured while shielding his wife and then unborn baby.
"He's making small improvements, baby steps every day," his brother Seth reports.
His wife gave birth to his healthy baby boy Tuesday.