Teen Posted a Craigslist Advert Asking to Be Murdered
A man accused of killing a 19-12 months-aged Colorado woman statements she positioned a Craigslist ad inquiring to be murdered.
Joseph Lopez, 22, statements he didn’t know Natalie Bollinger ahead of the Broomfield, Colorado, teen allegedly wrote a disturbing Craigslist put up. “I want to set a strike on myself,” Bollinger allegedly wrote on her local Craiglist’s “women seeking men” segment in late December, according to an affidavit first noted by Denver7. Lopez statements he answered the put up posing as a hitman. Then, cops say, his make-think job became serious.
Law enforcement observed Bollinger’s overall body in a wooded region on a dairy farm on Dec. 29. Her boyfriend experienced noted her missing the former working day. The boyfriend’s Glock pistol was also missing from his house, he advised law enforcement, according to the affidavit.
The teenager’s murder was a mystery from the begin. An autopsy report disclosed her induce of demise as a single gunshot wound to the head. She experienced been shot from at the rear of at close vary, the bullet angling downward, as if fired from over. Although the bullet killed her, her autopsy also pointed out that Bollinger experienced “a most likely lethal degree of heroin in the blood at time of demise.”
The early investigation concentrated on a 42-12 months-aged man Bollinger experienced accused of stalking her.
“He drove throughout place to see me.. slept at the rear of my operate for months,” Bollinger posted on Facebook two months ahead of her demise. “When I advised him I didn’t want to see him anymore, he sent me hundreds of texts and calls. He parked his car in front of my residence, blocking Military Highway for hrs… laying on his horn.. he was arrested. Considering the fact that then, I have asked him to leave me on your own.. and he will not. He’s sent e-mails for about a 12 months close to every day, harassing me. Making quite a few account till I block him all over again. Threatening my relatives, telling me he’ll destroy himself in front of me, and sending my mates and relatives harassing messages as nicely.”
But when law enforcement questioned the man right after Bollinger’s demise, they ruled him out as a suspect, leaving the teenager’s liked ones to ponder who would have wanted her useless. Investigators experienced no solutions till they checked her cellular phone, exactly where they observed 111 messages among her and Lopez on Dec. 28, the suspected working day of her demise.
That led law enforcement to end Lopez on his way into his work at a local Domino’s Pizza on Thursday. Even ahead of officers started questioning him, Lopez advised them “he was sure it experienced to do with the lady he talked to on Craigslist,” according to the affidavit.
Lopez explained himself as an unwitting executioner. Even though browsing Craigslist’s “women seeking men” segment, the engaged 22-12 months-aged allegedly observed an ad to the effect of “I want to set a strike on myself.” Lopez explained he replied to the ad, utilizing a strike man persona. He achieved Bollinger, who allegedly advised him she would fork out him to destroy her execution-fashion.
Lopez offered investigators two versions of what transpired following. He initially claimed he met Bollinger, but backed out of the murder and dropped her off at her apartment, right after which she shot herself.
But law enforcement gathered GPS info from Lopez’s cellular phone, placing him in the remote woods exactly where Bollinger died. Lopez backtracked on his story. He advised law enforcement he experienced picked up Lopez from her apartment, and tried out to talk her out of the system while they drove all over looking for a suited web site of demise.
Inevitably, Lopez claimed, they observed the wooded region. He explained they prayed ahead of he shot her in the head with a gun she presented.
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On Facebook, Bollinger’s sister pushed again versus Lopez’s statements.
“This man is masking up lies,” her sister wrote Saturday. “Only even even worse than lying, he’s building my sister search mad. It is disgusting.”
The Bollinger relatives is not however speaking to the media, she explained, but she reiterated that she believed Lopez’s story to be a protect-up. “This was established up. This was a murder,” she wrote. “My sister did not selected this for herself or any of us.”
Lopez is remaining held on murder charges, without having bail.