Family: Danley not involved in Vegas plot


An official of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Marilou Danley, reportedly girlfriend/roommate of Stephen Paddock, the suspect in the recent shooting in Las Vegas, left the country for Los Angeles, California on Tuesday afternoon.

The 62-year-old Filipino-born woman landed at Los Angeles International Airport at 7:17 p.m. PT on Philippine Air Flight 102.

Marilou Danley, 62, will face questions from United States law enforcement authorities when she is due to return to the U.S. on Wednesday (Thursday Australian time) on the same day President Donald Trump will visit Las Vegas.

Speaking to the ABC, Danley's sister said of her: "She is a good person and a gentle soul".

Paddock's 62-year-old gal pal, Marilou Danley, traveled to Hong Kong on September 25 and then went on to the Philippines on October 1, possibly to visit family, investigators have said.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo said police expected more information from her "shortly".

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock sent up to $100,000 to an account in the Philippines - the home country of his girlfriend - just days before he launched his killing spree, detectives have discovered, The Independent writes.

"I know that she doesn't know anything as well like us", one sister told the outlet, their identities blurred for privacy.

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Danley's sisters, who live in Australia, told Seven News Australia that she took a surprise trip to the Philippines two weeks before the massacre after Paddock bought her a ticket.

"He is a guy who lives in a house in Mesquite, who drove down and gambled in Las Vegas", Paddock added.

This is a developing story. He said he did not know about the reported wire transfer. The chaotic gunfire killed 58 people and injured 527.

"She was sent that she will not be there to interfere with what he's planning", the sister suggested. "But that won't be to compensate the 59 people's lives".

Expand | Collapse Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department/via REUTERSA photo of Marilou Danley. Investigators found a computer and 23 guns in the shooter's hotel room.

An unidentified acquaintance of Danley who was contacted by the Reno Gazette-Journal said, "She had nothing to do with this psycho".

So far, authorities have only referred to Danley as "a person of interest".