As Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of suspected Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, arrives in the US for questioning, her sisters are speaking out, saying that Paddock made sure she was out of the picture as he planned.
Danley was in the Philippines at the time of the attack - and her two sisters, who spoke to Australia 7 News, are claiming she was completely in the dark.
What does her family say?
When Paddock checked into the Mandalay Bay on September 28, he requested an upper-floor room with a view of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, according to a person who has seen hotel records turned over to investigators and spoke on condition of anonymity.
"In that sense I thank him for sparing my sister's life", they added.
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This could be the same $100,000 which a USA official said Paddock transferred to the Philippines in the days before the shooting.
A current neighbor of Danley and Paddock's in Mesquite said Paddock kept a large safe in his garage, avoided saying hello to them and often left for six months at a time with Danley.
Investigators believe that Paddock used bump-stock for the attack as it modifies a semi-automatic weapon to fire at an automatic rate.
"Two weeks ago Stephen told me he'd found a cheap ticket for me to the Phillipines to see my family", the statement, read by her attorney, said. A law enforcement official says she arrived on a flight from Manila to Los Angeles where Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were waiting for her late Tuesday night. "A mother, a grandmother, a sister and friend".
"No one can put the puzzles together". She hadn't been to the Philippines since 2014, when she was going through marital problems with her former husband, her brother, Reynaldo Bustos, told ABC News Wednesday from the Philippines. "No one. Except Marilou", one sister said. "Only Marilou can maybe help".
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo named the 62-year-old as a "person of interest" shortly after the mass shooting Sunday night.