The mystery as to what drove Stephen Paddock to carry out the worst mass shooting of modern US history still remains unanswered. Marilou Danley, the longtime girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman, returned to the United States Tuesday night and was met at the Los Angeles airport by FBI agents, according to the Associated Press. Authorities are hoping she can shed light on what drove Stephen Paddock to open fire from his casino hotel room Sunday night. He killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500 on the Las Vegas Strip before killing himself.
Danley was in the Philippines at the time of the attack. As investigators continue to search for a motive for Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s rampage, new details have emerged about him and his relationship to Danley.
Paddock met Marilou Danley several years ago while she was working as a high-limit hostess for Club Paradise at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, said his brother Eric Paddock. “They were adorable – big man, tiny woman. He loved her. He doted on her,” Eric said. The two often gambled side by side, he said. Authorities say that prior to the shooting Paddock transferred a large amount of money – close to $100,000 – to someone in the Philippines, possibly his girlfriend. Eric Paddock said he now believes his brother may have been trying to arrange for Danley to be abroad before carrying out his massacre.