Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock wired $100,000 to the Philippines, where his live-in girlfriend was staying and visiting family, days before he opened fire on a music festival, killing 59 people and wounding more than 500.
Police do not believe Marilou Danley, a former cocktail waitress and Australian citizen, was involved in the attacks, but want to speak to her now that she has returned to the U.S., The Telegraph reported.
According to the newspaper, Danley’s family believes Paddock sent her out of the country so she wouldn’t interfere with his plans. Police are treating her as a person of interest, but have not arrested her or charged her with any crimes.
Police said Paddock checked into the hotel with Danley’s ID four days before the shooting and that he also had been using Danley’s slot machine card to gamble, the Telegraph reported.
There is still no known motive for the shooting. Paddock killed himself when police were approaching his hotel room as the shooting was taking place. He was found dead when police entered the room, surrounded by at least 23 weapons that he smuggled into the hotel in 10 suitcases, Newsweek reported.
Friends of Danley described her as “warm,” “outgoing,” and “sweet,” and could not believe she was involved with a man who would commit such a heinous act, Newsweek reported.
Paddock had multiple homes in Arkansas, Nevada, California, and Texas, according to public records, and Paddock and Danley moved around frequently between the homes.
A neighbor in Mesquite, Nevada, their most recent address, said Paddock avoided contact with them and had a large safe in his garage, Newsweek reported.
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