Here's What We Know About Las Vegas Shooting Suspect's Companion Marilou Danley

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01  People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Here's What We Know About Las Vegas Shooting Suspect's Companion Marilou Danley

Stephen Paddock's roommate was cleared as a person of interest.

Published October 2, 2017

After the Las Vegas shooter was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, police also reported his “companion,” Marilou Danley, was being sought for questioning. Although she has since been ruled out as a person of interest in the mass shooting, here are the known details about her connection to the shooter. 

According to Las Vegas police, Paddock had used Danley's slot card to gamble in the Mandalay Bay hotel. Danley’s LinkedIn page includes a description wherein she says she’s a “gambling and casino professional” living in Reno, reported the Daily Mail. She also listed a job as a “high limit hostess” at Club Paradise Atlantis Casino in Reno between 2010 and 2013.

Danley, 62, moved to the United States 20 years ago after living in Australia; however, her former neighbors said she is originally from the Philippines, The Herald Sun reported.

According to personal records, Danley and Paddock lived together in the desert community of Mesquite, which is 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas near the Arizona state border.

Her now deleted Facebook page identified her as a "proud mom and grandma who lives life to the fullest."

"It's a nice, clean home and there's nothing out of the ordinary," the Mesquite police spokesman said. "It's a regular neighborhood."

The shooter's brother, Eric Paddock, told CBS News that Danley was his brother's girlfriend and that he had met her a few times.  

“They might have got married, but I don't think they're married. She's just his girlfriend,” Eric told CBS. “She's a nice lady, I've met her three or four times. She's got a Facebook page, she sends my mom cookies.”

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: David Becker/Getty Images)


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