MARILOU DANLEY MEETS FBI AT THE AIRPORT!
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2017 Journal GlobaLinks)
CHICAGO (JGL) —Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Stephen Craig Paddock, who sowed panic and terror among fun-loving concertgoers, arrived at the Los
Angeles International Airport Tuesday (Oct. 3) night to shed some light on Paddock's possible motive behind the mass shooting last Sunday (Oct. 1) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She was immediately met by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Danley, 62, a Philippine-born Australian, took the flight from the Philippines.
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department told a press conference Tuesday that “Danley remains a person of interest” and his department is in communication with the Philippine government thru the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with Danley’s arrival.
Danley can tell investigators of what she knew and observed from her boyfriend in the days prior to the mass shooting when Paddock opened fire at thousands of concert goers, killing 59 people and injuring 527 others in the biggest mass murder in U.S. history.
In a previous press conference, Sheriff Lombardo said that he has not cleared Danley, adding, “We are still continuing to ask her several questions. She is out of the country. She is in Tokyo (Japan), not in the Philippines.”
THIS IS THE picture ID of Marilou Danley, who arrived in the United States Tuesday (Oct. 3) night. (Contributed photo)
Philippine Bureau of Immigration officials told ABS-CBN that Danley had flown from Manila on Sept. 22 to Hongkong for a four-day trip and returned to Manila from Hongkong on Sept. 25 via Cebu Pacific flight 5J115, using an Australian passport.
On Tuesday (Oct. 3) ABC News reported Danley was enroute to the U.S. “within 24 hours” but did not specify from which country she was coming from.
Her public profile describes her as “Gambling & Casinos Professional” and has resided in Reno, Nevada during the last 20 years, which could also make her either a U.S. immigrant or U.S. citizen.
BORN DEC. 12, 1954
Public records show also that she was born, Dec. 12, 1954), four feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 111 pounds.
The LVMPD did not comment on reports that Paddock wired her $100,000 to the Philippines before the carnage.
At press briefing Tuesday, LVMPD Asst. Sheriff Todd Fasulo clarified that there were 23 firearms recovered in his 32nd floor room at Mandalay Bay resort hotel and casino. Previously, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said there were 17 guns found in his room, from where he started the shooting rampage.
CONCERT GOERS bend down as shots rang out Sunday night (Oct. 1) in Las Vegas, Nevada when Stephen Craig Paddock rain them with bullets, killing 59 people and injuring 527. (JGL Photograb)
The number of firearms found in his home remains at 19 in Mesquite, Nevada.
Mr. Fasulo added Paddock “is solely responsible for this heinous act. Only one shooter that we have vetted and that is true,” to dispel reports that Paddock got help from other people.
Fasulo said the numbers of death stands at 59 while the injured, 527.
He said Bellagio resort and casino and Southwest Airlines have offered hotel and flight accommodations at “no cost” to relatives who have victims of the carnage.
For those inquiring about the victims, callers may dial a new hotline No. 1-800-536-9488.
WITH PHILIPPINE FAMILIES:
STEPHEN CRAIG PADDOCK (center) is shown in a Facebook photo with the families of Marilou Danley in the Philippines.
Because of overwhelming response of blood donors, blood donations are not being for now.
SEALED FOOD, BOTTLED WATER WELCOME
Sealed food and bottled water are still welcome by the American National Red Cross.
Sheriff Lombardo said numerous electronic devices, five handguns, two shotguns were recovered from Paddock’s home in Reno, Nevada.
He described the Mandalay security as “fantastic” for tracking much earlier the location of Paddock, who engaged a security, who separated from the police team.
But in order to prevent a similar incident in the future, he said, if the “public see something, they should say something. The police will not mind if the public would bother us.”
TENDING TO VICTIMS:
SURVIVORS OF the mass shooting during the concert last Sunday night (Oct. 1) administer first aid to some of the injured in Las Vegas, Nevada. (JGL Photograb)
He must be referring to a hotel employee, who might have provided room service to Paddock but did not report anything that he saw inside the room.
Sheriff Lombardo also lauded the police for “saving hundreds of lives” if Paddock was not stopped much earlier. Paddock was found dead in his hotel room presumably after committing suicide.
“We have the best partnership with the FBI, which helped us in evidence procurement, and the fire department’s robust operations for the safety of the public and instant management mood,” he said.
If the public has information about the criminal or are victims themselves, they call 311 or go to police substations. If they already left Las Vegas area, they can dial 702.828.3111.
For family reunification with the victims, parties may go to Family Resource at 3150 Paradise Road. If they left the area, they can dial 866.535.5654.
Since American Red Cross can no longer handle donations, donors may bring bottled waters, canned goods at Catholic Charities at 1501 Las Vegas North or at Three Squares at 4190 Pecos Road, both in Las Vegas.