Las Vegas shooter wired $140000 to Philippines last week

Lester Mason
October 4, 2017

Marilou Danley, 62, was out of the United States when Paddock massacred 59 people by opening fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday (Monday NZ time), but it was not immediately clear if the money was for her. "I'm paying for your drink, just like I'm paying for you.' Then she would softly say, 'OK" and step back behind him.

News reported Monday that Paddock had wired Danley $100,000.

After the attack, authorities in the United States, the Philippines and Australia joined efforts to search for Danley, hoping she might shed some light on the motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The tearful women insisted their sister was "a good person and gentle soul" but suggested she might be able to assist authorities in their investigations.

"If Marilou was there, this maybe as well didn't happen because she won't let it happen".

The shooter's brother shared the same view as Danley's sisters - that his brother wanted his girlfriend far away from the scene of the carnage.

"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.

But as CrimeOnline previously reported, a manager at a Starbucks who frequently saw the couple together said that Paddock was verbally abusive to his girlfriend. She was there until she flew to LAX on Tuesday night, according to a Philippine immigration official who spoke on condition of anonymity.


The Philippines' National Bureau of Investigation said the FBI, its U.S. counterpart, had sought help in finding Danley.

Danely is scheduled to return to the USA on Wednesday, officials told NBC. "We have discovered he was utilizing some of her identification".

Suarez initially said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had shared to the NBI the information on the date of her arrival and the money transfer.

Stephen Paddock, her live-in companion who killed himself moments before police stormed the Las Vegas hotel suite he had transformed into a sniper's nest on Sunday night, left no clear clues about why he staged his attack on an outdoor concert below the high-rise building.

"It has been determined that he had hotel employees going to and from his room and nothing nefarious was noticed", the sheriff said. "He loved her. He doted on her", Eric said.

In the hours after 59 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in modern US history, Las Vegas Metro police identified 62-year-old Marilou Danley as the person of interest in the shooting.

According to numerous local reports, it is claimed Danley may have been married to two men at once, used two Social Security numbers, lived in multiple addresses in several different states and had two dates of birth. "Our family doesn't know Stephen Paddock, and has no knowledge of Marilou's relationship with Mr. Paddock".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER