Published: Thu, October 05, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman arrives in US

Girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman arrives in US

The girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock returned to the United States from the Philippines Tuesday in order for authorities to question her in relation to the mass shooting that left at least 58 people dead.

The non-stop flight arrived as scheduled at about 7:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday (October 03) (0230 GMT Wednesday) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), according to the airline tracking website and passengers from the flight. He reportedly met Danley several years ago while she was working at a casino in Reno, Nev.

"We anticipate some information from her shortly", Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said on Tuesday.

As authorities began investigating the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Marilou Danley quickly became someone they wanted to talk to.

Days before the shooting, Paddock transferred $100,000 to the Philippines, a USA official told the Associated Press.

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

Investigators believe Paddock and Danley started dating in the spring and lived together in Mesquite, Nevada.

The girlfriend of the man who massacred almost 60 people attending a music festival in Las Vegas, has returned to the United States from the Philippines, according to media reports.

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The family said Marilou was a "wonderful" person and described her as kind and giving, adding that they hadn't heard from her.

The shooter, 64, killed at least 58 people and injured 527 others Sunday night in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

His brother also shot down 59 people in cold blood, before turning his gun on himself and committing suicide. "I knew she would have nothing to do with [the massacre]". Paddock is accused of opening fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Casino onto a country music festival, killing 59 people and injuring 527 people.

It said records showed Paddock was prescribed 50 diazepam tablets by a doctor on 21 June.

It has been reported that over a dozen weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found in the hotel room Stephen Paddock was staying in.

American authorities said she was out of the country at the time retired accountant Paddock, 64, unleashed his reign of terror on concert-goers from a hotel window.

She was previously just referred to as a witness whom they were interested in interviewing.

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