What we know about the Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's girlfriend Marilou Danley
More details have emerged about Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock who opened fire on the more than 20,000 concertgoers late Sunday night, killing at least 59 and injuring more than 500.
Paddock checked into the Mandalay Bay hotel with Danley's identification, prompting authorities to track her down.
Danley, 62, was in the Philippines at the time of the shooting, according to law-enforcement officials cited by multiple news agencies. As of Monday night, Danley was "no longer being sought out as a person of interest," Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said. Investigators made the determination after interviewing Danley, the BBC reported.
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An unidentified acquaintance of Danley who was reached by the Reno Gazette-Journal said, "She had nothing to do with this psycho. This poor lady, she was in the Philippines visiting family," the acquaintance said according to the newspaper.
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 which had also been taken down said she worked as a "gambling and casino professional" in Reno between 2010 and 2013, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Danley had been married for 25 years before jointly filing for divorce with her then-husband Geary Danley in 2015, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported, citing interviews with friends of Marilou. Neighbor Susan Page told the newspaper Paddock and Danley were "closet people" and that she "never saw them."
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