Nearly two years after Stephen Paddock committed the worst mass shooting in modern American history in Las Vegas, and then killed himself, his girlfriend Marilou Danley reportedly lives in a lavish Los Angeles home. As the Daily Mail has reported via Australia’s The Courier Mail, Danley recently told a journalist twice that she’s “in peace right now” in her life. Then she quietly got into an SUV driven by her daughter and headed back to her home, which is worth $3.4 million in Australia money, or about $2.29 million in U.S. dollars.
According to the publications, the luxury house is in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood and is owned by her daughter and son-in-law. Dual-Australian citizen Danley dated Paddock, 64, for four years before he opened fire on more than 20,000 country music fans from his hotel suite in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. The horrifying crime ended with 58 people dead and 851 injured. Paddock killed himself in his hotel room by shooting himself. Surviving victims and families of the deceased will mark the sad anniversary this Tuesday. Many questions still remain about the shooting and haters don’t accept the official conclusions.
Danley, who had moved from Australia to Nevada after the death of her first husband, was visiting family in the Philippines when Paddock attacked the country music festival from the Mandalay Bay. He had allegedly purchased a plane ticket and given her $150,000 as a gift in the weeks prior to the shooting. Former Reno casino worker Danley returned to the U.S. after the shooting and cooperated fully with investigators. She told them that Paddock had complained that he was sick and that doctors told him he had a “chemical imbalance” and could not cure him.
Danley claimed their relationship was on its last legs at the time of his heinous crime. She saidhe’d lost interest in sexand was “unable to perform.” However, he’d reportedly slept with prostitutes, as a source told RadarOnline.com. The insider said he made Danley “jittery” and was very “condescending” to her before the massacre.
The new report said Danley now regularly attends Sunday service at a local Catholic church and gets coffee at an L.A. Starbucks cafe. Danley previously went to the Starbucks inside the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite with her beau, where a store worker reportedly said, “He would glare down at her and say, ‘I’m paying for your drink, just like I’m paying for you.’ ”
Once a “person of interest” in the case, authorities quickly cleared Danley. She has said, “I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man.” “It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone. He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen.” The FBI has said compulsive gambler Paddock had no known motive to kill.
He didn’t leave a suicide note. “It was all about doing the maximum amount of damage and him obtaining some form of infamy,” Aaron Rouse, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Las Vegas office, said. An FBI report also concluded that Paddock’s “decision to murder people while they were being entertained was consistent with his personality.” While some question the findings, it is believed he was as an aloof narcissist, not interested in politics or religion, who often developed heavy obsessions with any hobby he took up before quickly losing interest and dropping it entirely.
Now his girlfriend is moving on with the help of her family.