Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock 'sent his girlfriend away' Marilou Danley before massacre

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

The FBI have begun questioning the Australian girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock amid claims from her family she was sent away to stop her preventing the massacre.

At the casino in Reno, Nevada, where they met several years ago, Stephen Paddock was a "big fish" and Marilou Danley a petite hostess.

Paddock, 64, killed at least 58 people and injured 527 others Sunday night in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

He is believed to have killed himself as armed police closed in and stormed the hotel room from which he committed the deadliest shooting in modern United States history.

Although police said they had no other suspects, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said investigators wanted to talk with Paddock's girlfriend and live-in companion, Marilou Danley, who he said was traveling overseas in Tokyo. Danley had arrived in the Philippines from Tokyo on September 15, then left for Hong Kong on September 22, and flew back to the Philippines on September 25, Mangrobang said.

Danley's sisters told Seven News that she was wired $127,000.

"It was pre-planned, extensively, and I'm pretty sure that he evaluated everything that he did in his actions, which is troublesome", Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said.

Police say Paddock set up surveillance cameras in the hallway outside of his hotel room.

Friends and neighbours have described Ms Danley as a warm and chatty person who has lived and travelled around the world.

Danley's now-deleted Facebook page identified her as a "proud mom and grandma who lives life to the fullest", according to the Express.

As for his girlfriend, travel records obtained by ABC News show Danley, who uses an Australian passport, traveled to her home country of the Philippines on September 15.


How is Marilou Danley connected to the Las Vegas shooting?

Mendoza and other workers told the Times that they immediately recognized Paddock on the news, because he visited frequently with Danley.

More than two days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, the question of why someone with no known record of violence or crime would open fire on a country music festival was unanswered.

Two Nevada gun shops have confirmed that they sold firearms to Paddock in the past year and said he passed all required background checks.

Paddock holed himself up on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel on the strip with a cache of 23 weapons and sprayed hundreds of bullets in the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

A woman lights candles at a vigil on the Las Vegas strip following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas on October 2, 2017.

Investigators have plenty of evidence but nothing yet that points to a motive in the shooting.

Danley's boyfriend Stephen Paddock was the gunman.

"It just makes less sense the more we use any kind of reason to figure it out", Eric Paddock said in a text message on Tuesday.

He said the family did not plan to hold a funeral for his brother, who was not religious, saying it could attract unwanted attention.

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

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