Las Vegas Shooting: What We Know About Marilou Danley

Las Vegas Shooting: What We Know About Marilou Danley

"Australia will support the U.S. authorities in their investigation in whatever way we can, but we have not had contact with Marilou Danley directly".

But while officials have confirmed that Marilou Danley was in the Philippines on Sunday when Paddock opened fire on a crowd attending a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, it was not known whether the money was for her or her family or for another objective. Police say the shooter killed himself.

The Philippines' National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said the FBI, its United States counterpart, had sought help in finding Danley. But Danley's sisters, who live in Australia, told a CNN affiliate they believed Paddock sent his girlfriend to the Philippines because he knew he would be carrying out the deadly attack. "He was so rude to her in front of us".

Officials say Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock had been stockpiling guns since 1982 and bought 33 firearms in the previous year.

The first call reporting shots fired came at 10:08 p.m. Sunday, and the gunfire didn't stop until at 10:19 p.m., Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said.

She was married for more than 20 years to her second husband, Geary Danley, and the couple moved to Nevada when they retired, the New York Times reported.

"He was kind of quiet, but I just remembered him being a nice guy", said former California State Assembly Member Richard Alarcon, who attended John H. Francis Polytechnic High School with Paddock, and knew him since he was seven.

Investigators have been piecing together Paddock's life.

Searches of the home of Stephen Paddock, inset, are yet to uncover a motive for his shooting into a crowd in Las Vegas.

Authorities previously disclosed that he had such "bump stock" devices with him at the hotel. At the time of the massacre, Paddock was living in Mesquite, Nevada, a short distance from Las Vegas.

In an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Juertes said: "He wasn't very sociable".

Police initially sought out Danley following the shooting, but then ruled her out as a person of interest in the case after they discovered she was out of the country.

"We haven't absolutely ruled out anything in this investigation", said Mr McMahill, when asked about a potential Philippines terrorism link.

Paddock transferred $100,000 to the Philippines in the days before the shooting, a USA official briefed by law enforcement but not authorized to speak publicly because of the continuing investigation told the AP on condition of anonymity.

Paddock's brother, Eric, has said he was mystified by the attack.

Law enforcement officials who confirmed the wire transfer to NBC did not reveal who the bank account belongs to. Danley's sister also echoed the sentiment, saying Marilou had no knowledge of Paddock's plans and that "she was sent away". Investigators also learned Paddock accompanied Danley on a previous trip to her home country.