Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend Marilou Danley returns to US
Oct 06 2017
It is unknown who the money was meant for, but Paddock's live-in girlfriend, Marilou Danley, was in the Philippines last week, authorities say.
"It was pre-planned, extensively, and I'm pretty sure that he evaluated everything that he did in his actions, which is troublesome", Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said at a briefing on Tuesday afternoon (Wednesday NZ time). "This poor lady, she was in the Philippines visiting family".
On Sunday at the Paddock, who is suspected of opening fire on a crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, killing 58 people were and injuring hundreds of others from a suite at the Mandalay Bay. On top of the shooter's motives, authorities want to ask Danley about her knowledge of a $100,000 wire transfer to an account in the Philippines.
Ms Danley said she was "devastated by the deaths and injuries that have occurred" and said she prayed for the victims and their families.
But shortly before she landed, the sisters of Danley said they believe she was "sent away" to the Philippines by boyfriend Stephen Paddock to prevent her from stopping the Las Vegas massacre that claimed the lives of 59 people.
Speaking to CNN's Australian affiliate 7 News with their faces blurred and their names not identified, Danley's sisters revealed that she was in the Philippines and arrived back in the us on Tuesday (Oct. 3).
"No one can put the puzzles together, no one except Marilou", one of the sister's told Channel 7.
Danley's sisters have said the madman sent her to her native Philippines more than a week before the mass shooting.
Danley, who was overseas for more than two weeks, later described the 64-year-old shooter as a "kind, caring, quiet" man who she envisioned a "quiet future" with. Danley left her husband, Geary Danley, in 2013 and moved in with Paddock. No one except Marilou.
Jordan Knights said he spent time with Paddock and Danley just a few months ago. "If Marilou was there, this maybe as well didn't happen because she won't let it happen".
"To be able to find out the person you love and live with can do such a thing and you thought you knew the person yourself".