The girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was slated to be interviewed by investigators at the Los Angeles headquarters of the FBI on Wednesday morning, an official said.
She was married for more than 20 years to her second husband, Geary Danley, and the couple moved to Nevada when they retired, the New York Times reported.
Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans at a Las Vegas concert have at least one potential trove of information: his gambling habits.
Danley said she hadn't perceived any indication that Paddock was planning to commit a mass shooting, adding she was "devastated" for those who were killed or hurt in the shooting. She said she went home to visit her family at Paddock's suggestion, and when he wired her money - reportedly $100,000 - she thought the trip and the gift might be his way of breaking up with her.
Family members and former neighbours were shocked to see Danley's name surface in connection with the shooting on news reports, as police sought to find her hours after Paddock killed himself in his hotel room.
"On face value, you've got to make the assumption he had to have some help at some point, and we want to ensure that that's the answer".
Waltrip said her father, Geary Danley, travelled the world as an auditor for FedEx and met his future wife overseas.
"He was a substantial gambler. Because Steve is not here to talk anymore, only Marilou can maybe help", the Danley's sister added. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., especially with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan making clear their priorities are elsewhere. Anything I can do to help ease suffering and help in any way, I will do. Danley said she wasn't expecting the money.
Lombard did not take questions from reporters after reading the statement.
Danley's sisters told Australia's Channel 7 that Paddock sent Danley away to the Philippines so she wouldn't interfere in his plans. Thousands of rounds of ammunition were found in his Mesquite home and an ingredient used in explosives was discovered inside the shooter's car.
The question has been raised again and again in recent days, as critics suggested that the conversation around our nation's tragedies is often framed in divisive, racial code words.
A girl looks at a makeshift memorial for shooting victims, on the Las Vegas strip and Sahara Avenue. They scrambled to flee the gunman's aim. She was met by federal agents when she arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday evening. Paddock would continue firing for 9 to 11 minutes.
The FBI's Aaron Rouse said no link to terrorism had been found so far, but they would not discard the possibility.
"Though his reasons are unknown, it was during the same time as Life is Beautiful [music festival]".
As of Wednesday, his infamous killing spree left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured - but no one had a reason why. Paddock had no criminal history and appeared to have no financial problems.
Trump was criticized in August for declining to more strongly condemn white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a protest against the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee turned violent and a driver fatally struck an anti-protester.
- The big question on everyone's mind is the motive.