The 300 pages of unsealed documents are shedding new light on some of the aspects of mass shooting case.
It’s now known that Marilou Danley, shooter Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend, made changes to her Facebook account in the early morning hours after the shooting before police released Paddock’s name to the public.
Danley changed her Facebook account’s privacy and personal settings at 12:30 a.m. then deleted her account at 2:46 a.m.
Police released Paddock’s name to the public around 3:30 a.m.
Danley also offered information to investigators acknowledging to them that her fingerprints would likely be on ammunition used during the attack because she helped Stephen Paddock load magazines, according to an affidavit.
That information flagged Danley to investigators as “the most likely person who aided or abetted Stephen Paddock.”
One month after the attack, Sheriff Joe Lombardo talked with the I-Team about Danley and whether Lombardo believed her account that she had not inkling of the shooting.
“From what I’m told, that assessment is accurate, but it’s hard to believe. Forty nine weapons, amassing an armory with evil intent? Many people have a lot of guns but for him to do it with such robust action, Miss Danley would have information, but we haven’t been able to pull it out, if it’s in her,” Sheriff Lombardo said.
The FBI has repeatedly said that Paddock acted alone and Danley has been questioned by investigators several times and not been charged with any crime.
However, in court Tuesday, Metro attorneys left open the possibility that someone could still be charged in relation to the events of 1 October. Who that could be, and why, still remains a mystery.