Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the gunman who killed 58 people during a music festival in Las Vegas, has returned to the US, The New York Times and several other media outlets reported late Tuesday night.
Danley was in the Philippines when Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of thousands from his Mandalay Bay hotel room Sunday night.
Authorities said Paddock, used identification of Danley’s at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, prompting authorities to track her down. Since then, more details have emerged about Danley’s past.
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Tuesday that Danley, 62, remains a person of interest in the investigation.
NBC News reported Paddock had wired $100,000 to the Philippines the week before the shooting.
An unidentified acquaintance of Danley who was contacted by the Reno Gazette-Journal said: “She had nothing to do with this psycho. This poor lady, she was in the Philippines visiting family.”
Danley is a citizen of Australia and still has family there, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.
Danley called herself a “proud mom and grandma who lives life to the fullest” on a personal Facebook page that had been deactivated, the Daily Mail reported. A LinkedIn page connected to Danley that had also been taken down said she worked as a “gambling and casino professional” in Reno from 2010 to 2013, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Danley had been married for 25 years before jointly filing for divorce with her husband, Geary Danley, in 2015, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported, citing interviews with friends of Danley. A neighbor, Susan Page, told the newspaper that Paddock and Danley were “closet people” and that she “never saw them.”