Marilou Danley, Gunman’s Girlfriend, Arrives for Questioning

“Person of interest” is a deceptive tenure that does not indispensably prove that a chairman is suspected of committing a crime. Ms. Danley has not been charged with any crime.

Federal agents met Ms. Danley during her craft during Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday night, according to a law coercion official. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity since she was not certified to pronounce to a news media, pronounced Ms. Danley was not underneath arrest.

Television crews waited for Ms. Danley to emerge from etiquette during a general terminal. Hours after her moody landed, an airfield military officer pronounced she had been led out by a side exit after going by customs. NBC News posted a brief video that it pronounced showed Ms. Danley in a wheelchair, being escorted by confidence officers.

Family members and former neighbors were repelled to see Ms. Danley’s name aspect in tie with a sharpened on news reports, as a military sought to find her hours after Mr. Paddock killed himself in his hotel room.

“She’s substantially one of a many happy, outgoing, full-of-life people I’ve ever known,” pronounced Dionne Waltrip, Ms. Danley’s former stepdaughter, who lives outward Fayetteville, Ark. “Everyone who has ever met her likes her.”


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Ms. Waltrip pronounced her father, Geary Danley, trafficked a universe as an auditor for FedEx and met his destiny mother overseas.

Ms. Danley has ties to a Philippines, and several news reports pronounced she was innate there. She spent many years in Australia, where news reports pronounced she was married, and is an Australian citizen.

After assembly Mr. Danley, she changed to Memphis. The integrate marry in 1990 and their matrimony lasted 25 years.

Ms. Danley worked sell jobs, offered mostly wardrobe and jewelry. Both she and Mr. Danley had children from before relationships. Ms. Waltrip was 20 when a integrate got together; Ms. Danley has a daughter who now lives in California. The integrate changed to Nevada when they retired.

“They were intensely happy,” Ms. Waltrip said. “They desired any other really much.”

But before a matrimony ended, Ms. Danley met Mr. Paddock. She was operative during a casino and he was a high-limit player, casino employees said. She worked there from 2010 to 2013, according to her LinkedIn account.

John Weinreich, an executive casino horde during a Atlantis Casino Resort Spa during a time, pronounced he believed that Ms. Danley frequently attended to Mr. Paddock, portion him food and indicating out that machines competence be developed for a payout, and eventually became his unchanging host.

“Then she was usually left one day,” he said. “I asked some associate workers and they pronounced she went off with Stephen.”

She and Mr. Danley divorced in 2015. On a divorce papers, she listed her chateau as a condominium in Reno owned by Mr. Paddock.


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At a hilltop resolution where a Danleys lived in Sparks, Nev., before a divorce, neighbors described Ms. Danley as a talkative extrovert who hosted cookouts and brought thriving amounts of Filipino food to a semiannual retard parties.

“She was always cooking,” pronounced Christine Riley, 46, a dietitian who lived a few doors down from Ms. Danley’s former residence.

But when Ms. Danley was vital with Mr. Paddock in a Reno subdivision, a integrate were not noticed as sociable. “I suspicion maybe he was ill or something, since they were always in a residence and a shades were always drawn shut,” pronounced Susan Page, a late financial researcher who was a couple’s next-door neighbor.

Ms. Page pronounced she spasmodic saw Mr. Paddock operative on an comparison competition application automobile that seemed to be Ms. Danley’s car, and other neighbors pronounced he had a vast protected in a garage.

“They weren’t outgoing,” she said. “They didn’t attend in anything. Everybody around here, they go over to any other’s houses, they have a splash and they chitchat.”

Ms. Page added, “It wasn’t that they were unfriendly, they usually didn’t socialize.”

On her own, Ms. Danley could be friendly. Connie Allred, a 68-year-old late dental receptionist, spasmodic attended Zumba classes with Ms. Danley during a subdivision’s clubhouse. She described Ms. Danley as a comfortable “world traveler” who went abroad several times a year and visited family in a Philippines and Los Angeles.

“She was always gone,” Ms. Allred said. “She’s a tough one to keep lane of. We’d be in Zumba and afterwards all of a remarkable she would say, ‘I’m withdrawal for a integrate months,’ and afterwards she’d be behind and afterwards she’s roving other places.”

Philippine immigration officials pronounced Ms. Danley left Manila on Sept. 22 for a outing to Hong Kong and returned on Sept. 25.


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Eric Paddock, Mr. Paddock’s youngest brother, pronounced his hermit desired Ms. Danley and doted on her. For her part, he said, Ms. Danley done compromises like doing but perfume, hair mist and burble baths in sequence to not set off his allergies. Though his hermit was a multimillionaire, he said, he did not trust she was with him since he had money.

Some people who knew Mr. Paddock pronounced he could take on an imperious, harsh demeanor. But with Ms. Danley, he was different, Eric Paddock said.

“She was substantially one of a usually people I’ve ever seen that he’d go out of his approach to do a small thing for,” he said. “He went out of his approach to be good to her. This is not something Steve does — go out of his way.”

He added: “Steve approaching people to wait on him for a many part. But he waited on her sometimes. He would do what she wanted to do. He would defer to her in a approach that he wouldn’t to a rest of humanity. Even me.”

Reporting was contributed by Adam Baidawi, Adam Goldman, Miriam Jordan, Serge F. Kovaleski, Bret Schulte, Megan Specia, Sabrina Tavernise and Felipe Villamor. Susan C. Beachy contributed research.

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