In an exclusive interview with 7 News Australia, Danley’s two sisters came forward and broke their silence on the situation.
“I know that she don’t know anything as well, like us,” one sister said. “She was sent away so that she will be not there to interfere with what he’s planning.”
Danley, 62, had arrived in the Philippines over a week before the shooting. During that time, Paddock wired $100,000 to her bank account.
“She didn’t even know that she was going to the Philippines, until Steve said, ‘Marilou, I found you a cheap ticket to the Philippines,'” one sister said.
While they were thankful that their sister was unharmed, they noted that it doesn’t compensate for the 59 lives Paddock took:
“In that sense, I thank him for sparing my sister’s life. But that won’t be to compensate the 59 people life.”
“No one can put the puzzles together. No one. Except Marilou,” one sister said. “Because Steve is not here to talk anymore. Only Marilou can maybe help.”
Danley landed at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday night and was escorted out by F.B.I agents. She is considered a “person of interest” in the case and will be questioned today.
“She probably was even shocked than us because she was more closer to him than us,” one sister said. “To be able to find out that the person you live with, that you love and live with can do such thing, and you thought you know the person yourself.”