Published: Fri, October 06, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Killer's Intent: Police Claims Las Vegas Shooter Didn't Have a Death Wish

Killer's Intent: Police Claims Las Vegas Shooter Didn't Have a Death Wish

Paddock said he believes his brother's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, had nothing to do with the worst mass shooting in modern USA history.

She said she voluntarily flew back to the Philippines because she wanted to fully co-operate with the FBI and Las Vegas police investigation.

Police say that after the shooting rampage that left 59 people dead and over 400 injured, Paddock then took his own life as officers closed in on his perch on the 32d floor of the hotel.

"She didn't even know that she was going to the Philippines until Steve said, 'Marilou, I found you a cheap ticket to the Philippines, '" one of her unidentified sisters, who resides in Australia, told NBC's Australian partner, Channel 7.

Danley went on to say, "It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone".

"While there he wired me money, which he said was for a house for me and my family".

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"I was grateful, but anxious", Danley said, adding that she thought the flight to the Philippines and the money was his way of breaking up with her.


One week earlier, he had rented an apartment overlooking another open-air music festival in downtown Las Vegas. Twenty-three guns were found in his hotel room with another 24 having been found in the two homes.

If Paddock did have any accomplice, there remained no evidence as yet "to indicate terrorism", said Aaron Rouse, FBI special agent in charge of the Las Vegas field office.

Marilou Danley, 62, was met at Los Angeles International Airport by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Tuesday night after flying from Manila, multiple media outlets reported.

Ms Danley's statement was read by her lawyer.

Danley was found in the Philippines, exactly where Paddock wired $100,000 to just before he rained thousand of bullets to nearly 22,000 people below him at a music festival.

He is believed to have killed himself in his room, although the sheriff said there was evidence he planned to make a getaway.

Although not directly involved with the shooting, Danley was considered a "person of interest", Clark County, Nev., Sherriff Joseph Lombardo said.

Danley and Paddock lived together so it is clear why the police are interested in speaking with her.

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