While everything about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock remains a mystery, new information has provided a significant detail that could light the darkness around this horrible case. According to multiple senior law enforcement officials, the mass murderer$100,000 to an account in the the week before he opened fire on a Country concert.
Paddock’s girlfriend, 62-year-old Marilou Danley, was in the Asian nation –which is her native country- on Sunday, when he began firing from the 32nd floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. Whether the money was intended for Danley, her family members or for some unknown purposes, remains unclear.
Apparently, the pair lived together in Mesquite, Nevada, and investigators assured that they began seeing each other in the spring of 2017. So far, while it remains unknown if she had any kind of involvement in the , some authorities believe that she didn’t participate in planning it. Danley is scheduled to return to the United States for questioning today.
According to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, they had conversations with the woman and they believe she didn’t have anything to do with the shooting. However, he said it is too soon to make any kind of conclusion and she will continue to be investigated. In addition, Lombardo said that while she was not with Paddock when he checked in, authorities discovered he was using some of her identification.
Soon after the attack, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the mass shooting. While authorities insisted that early investigations have yielded no corroborating evidence linking Paddock to any foreign terror group, Lombardo gave a press conference last night where he opened the possibility that Paddock could have been radicalized.
While this is something that could make a massive change to this delicate case, the Clark County Sherriff didn’t provide any more information regarding this possibility. So far, what authorities pointed out as an undeniable fact is that while the motive for the mass shooting remains unknown, this was definitely a premeditated act.
According to Lombardo, Paddock’s girlfriend is now a person of interest in the ongoing investigation, considering that even when she could have no kind of involvement in the attack, she could provide important information about Paddock. According to media outlets, Danley has an Australian passport.
Recently, it was known that Paddock was a high-stakes gambler, and reportedly was gambling with at least $160,000 in the week before the mass shooting in Las Vegas casinos. It remains unknown if he won or lost during his transactions. According to several reports, the gunman was a professional gambler and even made his living off of it. Apparently, he was quite wealthy, reportedly being worth around $2 million.
As revealed by some baristas at the Starbucks inside the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite, where Paddock and Danley were frequent customers, he had a disturbing history of berating his girlfriend publicly. They assured the abuse would come when she asked to use his casino card to make the purchase.
Officials revealed yesterday that Paddock installed cameras outside his hotel room, including at least one in a room service cart, in order to watch for approaching police officers so he could carry out his rampage. Before committing the unspeakable crime, he placed two cameras outside his suite and one inside, on the peephole of his door.
New details emerged a couple of hours ago about Paddock, who according to federal records held a series of federal jobs over the years. Apparently, he was a post office letter carrier back in the 1970s, and after graduating from Cal State Northridge with a degree in business administration in 1977, Paddock became an agent for the Internal Revenue Service, a job he held from 1978 to 1984.
Finally, a new piece of info that is interesting.The Philippines? How about that? Paddock wasn’t poor. His own brother hardly knew him.Weird
— JackSledge (@JackSledge007)
Federal personnel records showed that he then was employed as an auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency for a little over a year. The most mysterious element of these revelations is the lack of suspicious details and criminal background.
Inspection of the weapons found at the scene of the shooting showed that at least 14 of the weapons had been legally modified with bump stock accessories. According to several experts, these allow a shooter to fire rounds at a rapid pace.
Officials said that Paddock owned at least 47 guns purchased in Utah, Texas, California and Nevada, and he bought at least 23 weapons, mostly rifles, to his hotel room.
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