Update: Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock wired $100,000 to girlfriend in Philippines last week.
More details are being revealed about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, including that he wired $100,000 to an account in the Philippines the home country of his live-in girlfriend, just a week before he unleashed a hail of bullets on the Las Vegas strip.
Marilou Danley, 62, has been named as a person of interest, but officials have confirmed that she was in the Philippines on Sunday when Paddock opened fire on a crowd attending a country music festival. It's not known whether the money was for her, her family, or for another purpose. Paddock's brother, Eric Paddock, said he suspects the money was to take care of Danley.
"One hundred thousand dollars isn't that huge amount of money," he said. "Condemn Steve for gambling. Steve took care of the people he loved. He made me and my family wealthy."
Paddock may have "manipulated her so that she was far away from this and had money," Eric Paddock added. "As he was descending into hell ... he wanted to take care of her."
Officials expect Danley, who traveled to Hong Kong on Sept. 25, to answer some of these questions when she returns to the United States on Wednesday.
"We anticipate some information from her shortly," Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. "She is currently a person of interest."
In addition to sending money to the Philippines, Paddock also gambled with at least $160,000 in the past several weeks at Las Vegas casinos, according to senior law enforcement officials. Paddock had "the highest status" at Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas, a source close to the investigation told NBC News.
Investigators found a sledgehammer and 13 suitcases in the 32nd-floor room in the Mandalay Bay hotel that Paddock used to stage the slaughter. They believe he used the tool to smash the two windows from which he opened fire on the concertgoers below with the arsenal of 23 firearms that were also found in the room. Another cache of 19 firearms was found in Paddock's home in Mesquite, Nevada, which is believed to be the home he shared with Danley.
Police blew the door off Paddock's room and barged inside 72 minutes after the first 911 call, according to NBC. Inside, they found Paddock dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but not Danley. Investigators do not believe she was involved in the shooting, but Paddock did have some of her identification on him, law officials have said.
She has recently arrived here in the US sources tell us and is set to meet with the FBI for questioning.
Investigators still have not determined a motive. The death toll is currently at 58 plus the shooter and could rise, more than 500 people were injured.