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Marilou Danley, Girlfriend of Casino Gunman, Returns to U.S.

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman, Marilou Danley, arrived in the United States from the Philippines late Tuesday night, officials said. Ms. Danley, 62, who had been overseas since before the shooting, is one of the few people who might know what drove the gunman, Stephen Paddock, to kill 58 people and wound hundreds more from a Las Vegas hotel this week.

She is considered a “person of interest” in the investigation of the attack, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Tuesday afternoon.

It is not clear what, if anything, Ms. Danley knew about Mr. Paddock’s methodical plans to stockpile weapons and ferry them into a 32nd-floor hotel suite to commit mass murder. She had been in the Philippines from Sept. 25, roughly a week before the shooting, until Tuesday, when she flew from Manila to Los Angeles, according to Antonette Mangrobang, a spokeswoman for the Philippine Immigration Bureau.

Mr. Paddock had recently wired thousands of dollars to the Philippines, a law enforcement official said.

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