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Australia handed over information on Filipina-Australian woman Marilou Danley to help US authorities investigate her connections with mass-shooter Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas overnight.
“We understand that the US had an interest in an Australian citizen and they were making inquiries about Marilou Danley in connection with the shooting,” Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop said on Tuesday morning.
“But we’ve been informed that she is no longer a person of interest,” she said.
The shooter’s neighbors told the Washington Post Ms. Danley lived with Mr. Paddock and was his “girlfriend”. She was reportedly in the Philippines at the time of the attack, but some of her personal ID may have been used to book Mr. Paddock’s Vegas hotel room.
“The Las Vegas metropolitan police have indicated that they don’t believe she was involved in the incident, but we have provided information to the US authorities so that they can continue their investigation.”
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At least two people told police they saw Marilou Danley, or someone matching her description, in the days prior to the 1 October shooting. Others say they had interactions with Stephen Paddock, which provide conflicting information about the 1 October shooter.
This is one of four articles released by FOX5 since 1,234 pages of witness reports were released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday.
The pages include hundreds of differing perspectives from people who were attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival or were affected by the tragedy.
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Marilou Danley, a petite 62-year-old casino hostess from the Philippines, is in the crosshairs of the FBI as the authorities seek to determine what led her boyfriend to carry out the worst mass shooting in recent US history.
Danley was out of the country when Stephen Paddock rained bullets down on concert-goers on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, killing 58 and injuring hundreds more, and relatives quoted her as saying she knew nothing about his diabolical plan.
Reynaldo Bustos, her brother, told ABC News that he spoke to his sister following the shooting.
“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 told ABC News in the Philippines.
Danley returned to the United States from the Philippines on Tuesday night, according to US press reports, and was met by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Los Angeles airport.
Police have not described Danley as a suspect but Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Tuesday that she was a “person of interest” and law enforcement hoped she could shed some light on the investigation.
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Australian citizen Marilou Danley, a person of interest in the Las Vegas mass shooting incident, left the Philippines for Los Angeles, the Philippine immigration bureau said Wednesday, October 4.
“Marilou Danley departed from the country last night, October 3, 2017, onboard PR102 bound for Los Angeles,” Bureau of Immigration spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang said.
Reports said Danley was born in the Philippines, but the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs could not confirm this information as of posting time.
The Los Angeles Times tweeted past noon on Wednesday, Philippine time, that Danley already landed at the Los Angeles International Airport and “was met by federal investigators.”
Marilou Danley Las Vegas
New developments in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting investigation reveal that the gunman’s Filipina girlfriend deleted her Facebook account right before authorities released the shooter’s name to the public.
According to new court documents unsealed on Friday, Marilou Danley was in the Philippines when she made changes to her Facebook privacy settings at 12:30 a.m., and later, at 2:46 a.m., deleting the account entirely.
However, it wasn’t until 3:30 a.m. that morning that police named Danley’s boyfriend, Stephen Paddock, as the gunman.
Danley also reportedly told investigators that her fingerprints may be found on some of Paddock’s ammunition because she “occasionally participated in loading magazines.”
The new documents do not provide a motive for the shooting.