The one one in that can provide insight in to the Las Vegas killer’s warped mind — & potential motive — remained out of reach of U.S. authorities Tues.. However they want to speak to her. Soon.
Marilou Danley, the Las Vegas shooter’s live-in lady mate, pal who left the country before Stephen Paddock gunned down 59 people outside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, was cleared as a “individual of interest” within the immediate aftermath of the shooting, still there’s nonetheless loads of questions officers hope she will answer.
How & when did Paddock acquire his deadly arsenal? & why did he open fire on a rustic concert crowd, killing dozens & injuring greater than 500 people?
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo stated Mon. in that Danley, 62, is in Tokyo, though, on Tues., her location & estimated return date to America wasn’t instantly clear.
“She was reported to have been within the Philippines at the time of the incident, still there are unconfirmed reports in that she is not within the Philippines presently,” Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar told the Sydney Morning Herald on Mon.. Bolivar added there was “no official affirmation still on her nationality, original or acquired.”
Police officers combing the hotel room Paddock used as a perch for his deadly rampage found Danleyâ€™s slot machine card, Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisola told the Nevada Independent. Lombardo stated Paddock additionally was carrying some of Danleyâ€™s identification.
These items led cops officers initially to declare her an individual of interest & launch a search. However detectives after made contact with her & stated in that they “don’t consider she is involved with the shooting on The- Strip.”
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â€œI’ve met her three or 4 times,â€� Paddockâ€™s brother, Eric, told CBS News source. â€œShe’s got a Fb page; she sends my mother cookies.â€�
Danleyâ€™s LinkedIn profile reportedly listed her as working as a â€œhigh limit hostessâ€� at Atlantis Casino in Reno between 2010 & 2013. The- casino told the Reno Gazette-Journal it was cooperating within the investigation.
An Australian newspaper, Brisbaneâ€™s Courier-Mail, reported Mon. in that Danley was an â€œAustralian citizen initially from the Philippines.â€�
The newspaper stated they consider she left the home she shared with Paddock in Mesquite, Nevada, around two weeks ago to go to the Philippines.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop stated American authorities contacted the country after the shooting for assist making an attempt to track down Danley.
“They did make inquiries of our authorities about her whereabouts, still she is not an individual of interest,” Bishop told Channel Seven, in accordance to the Sydney Morning Herald.
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Multiple media outlets have reported in that Danleyâ€™s now-deleted Fb page identified her as a “proud mother & grandma who lives life to the fullest.”
She previously was married to Arkansas resident Geary Danley, until the pair divorced in 2015.
An individual listed as her witness within the divorce records insisted Danley isnâ€™t connected with Paddockâ€™s conduct.
â€œShe had nothing to do with this psycho,â€� the person, who wasn’t identified, told the Reno Gazette-Journal. â€œThe poor lady, she is within the Philippines visiting family.â€�
Authorities have stated Paddock has no links to international terrorist groups, despite ISIS claiming him as â€œa soldierâ€� who converted to Islam many months ago, The- Related Press reported.