Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the man police say committed the deadliest mass shooting in American history, arrived back on U.S. soil Tuesday night.
Danley, 52-years old and a former “high-limit hostess” at a Vegas casino, was named as a person of interest by Vegas police after they discovered the body of 64-year-old Stephen Paddock inside his hotel room at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Police scanner traffic during the shooting indicated that a credit/debit card with Danley’s name on it was found in Paddock’s 32nd-floor room. Authorities say Paddock used the room to open fire with multiple automatic weapons at a country music concert taking place across the street. Over 22,000 people were gathered, and the chaotic gunfire killed 58 people and injured 527.
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said earlier Tuesday that authorities anticipated “some information from (Danley)” upon her arrival. Investigators believe Danley traveled to Hong Kong on September 25, but returned to the U.S. from the Philippines, where her family is located.
Danley was out of the country when the massacre took place and had been flown back to the U.S. to be questioned as part of the investigation. She was greeted by federal agents at LAX and escorted out of the airport in a wheelchair in video obtained by NBC News. It wasn’t immediately known where she was being taken.
Watch the video of her arriving back on American soil below:
Sheriff Joseph Lombardi had said after the shooting incident that Danley “does not appear to have been involved in the shooting,” but sources told ABC News that Paddock sent “tens of thousands” of dollars to someone in the Philippines recently.
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