Las Vegas gunman Stephen Craig Paddock sent his girlfriend Marilou Danley out of the country before he killed 58 people and wounded more than 500 on the Strip, before killing himself, her sisters said.
Danley’s two sisters told 7 News Sydney that Paddock unexpectedly bought her a plane ticket to the Philippines several days before his attack at country music festival. Paddock also wired $100,000 to an account in the Philippines days before the attack.
“She was sent away. She was away so that she will not be there to interfere with what he’s planning,” one sister said. “In that sense, I thank him for sparing my sister’s life but that won’t be to compensate the 59 people’s lives.”
“Marilou Danley is my sister, she is a good person and gentle soul. A mother, grandmother, a sister, a friend,” she added.
— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) October 4, 2017
But investigators now consider Danley a “person of interest” in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. She returned to the U.S. this morning and was met by FBI agents and Las Vegas police at the airport.