This should be good. Paddock transferred $100,000 to the Philippines shortly before the shooting.
- Girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter is met by the FBI at LAX as she arrives back in the US from the Philippines after police confirmed she IS a person of interest in the case
- The girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was met by the FBI at LAX
- She is considered a ‘person of interest’ following the massacre Paddock carried out in Las Vegas Sunday
- Paddock, 64, killed 58 and wounded hundreds of others before shooting himself
- Paddock was known for berating his girlfriend at their local Starbucks
The girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people and wounded 527 others over the weekend, was met by federal investigators after landing at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
- By Valerie Edwards and Regina F. Graham and Daniel Roth For Dailymail.com and Rod Ardehali For Mailonline, 4 October 2017
Marilou Danley, who authorities described as a ‘person of interest’ following Sunday’s shooting spree, arrived to the US from the Philippines.
Danley, 62, had been in the southeast Asian country before the shooting occurred.
It remains unclear if Danley had prior knowledge of the shooting, according to The New York Times.
Authorities in the Philippines say that Danely was in Manilla since September 22, more than a week before the shooting, The Times citing Philippines broadcaster ABS-CBN News reported.
Just a week before Sunday’s event, Paddaock had wired an estimated $100,000 to The Philippines.
Photos of Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock – seen in Manila (Philippines) in 2013 with relatives of his girlfriend, Marilou Danley
Paddock sent the money to an account before setting up a sniper’s nest on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel on Sunday.
Law enforcement officials who confirmed the wire transfer to NBC did not reveal who the bank account belongs to.
The 62-year-old has not been charged with a crime.
Before Paddock opened fire on hundreds of civilians over the weekend, he was known for his tendency to berate his girlfriend at their local Starbucks.
Paddock and Danley were regulars at the Starbucks inside the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite.
But Paddock also had a habit of berating Danley in front of the coffee-chain’s employees, according to Esperanza Mendoza.
Mendoza, who is the supervisor at the Starbucks, told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that the abuse ‘happened a lot’.
The pair always ordered the same drinks. Paddock would get a venti mocha cappuccino and Danley would get a medium caramel macchiato.
Mendoza said the abuse came when Danley would ask to use his casino card to make the purchase.
The card allows gamblers to use credits earned on electronic gambling machines to pay for souvenirs or food in the casino.
‘He would glare down at her and say, “You don’t need my casino card for this. I’m paying for your drink, just like I’m paying for you,’” Mendoza recalled.
She told the newspaper, that Danley would then cower behind him and softly say, ‘OK’.
Danley is believed to be an Australian citizen and previously lived on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, for more than a decade with her former husband, an Australian man, who has since passed away.
She moved to the United States 20 years ago, according to one of her former neighbors who said she is originally from the Philippines, The Herald Sun reported.
Her now deleted Facebook page identified her as a ‘proud mom and grandma who lives life to the fullest.’
Danley had described herself on her LinkedIn page as a ‘gambling and casino professional’ living in Reno, Nevada.
That social media page also listed her as working as a ‘high limit hostess’ at Club Paradise, Atlantis Casino in Reno between 2010 and 2013, but does not list another job since that year.
Records show that Danley and Paddock lived together in a three-year-old, two-bedroom home on Babbling Brook Court in the tiny desert community of Mesquite, which is 80 miles north east of Las Vegas near the Arizona state border. Record show the property cost $396,000 (£297,554).
Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller.