The girlfriend of suspected Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock is reportedly speaking with FBI agents on Wednesday after arriving back to the United States from the Philippines.
ABC News reports that Marilou Danley is being interviewed at FBI field offices in Los Angeles Wednesday. She arrived to Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday night, and was reportedly escorted out of the airport in a wheelchair.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said on Tuesday that Danley is a person of interest in the investigation of the mass shooting, which killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others.
Danley’s sisters told a CNN affiliate in Australia that they believe Paddock surprised his girlfriend to the Philippines in order to put distance between her and Sunday’s shooting massacre, which he had reportedly been meticulously planning. Police found Paddock dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound when they burst into his hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino not long after the shooting began.
The sisters also said that Paddock wired $127,000 to an account held by Danley in the Philippines. This is presumably the same wire transfer that has been referenced in numerous news reports this week.
The New York Daily News reports that Danley has hired criminal defense attorney Matthew Lombard, who is based in Los Angeles, but there are no indications so far that Danley was involved in or even aware of the attack, which is the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, before it happened.
Danley’s brother Reynaldo Bustos told ABC News that he called his sister as soon as he realized what her boyfriend had done.
“I called her up immediately and she said, ‘Relax, we shouldn’t worry about it. I’ll fix it. Do not panic. I have a clean conscience,'” Bustos reportedly said.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Danley and Paddock met several years ago when Danley worked as a hostess for high-stakes gamblers at a Reno, Nevada, casino where Paddock was a regular.
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