Accused Killer: Teenager Posted a Craiglist Advertisement Asking to Be Murdered

A guy accused of killing a 19-calendar year-previous Colorado girl promises she put a Craigslist ad asking to be murdered.Joseph Lopez, 22, claims he did not know Natalie Bollinger just before the Broomfield, Colorado teen allegedly wrote a disturbing Craigslist publish. “I want to put a hit on myself,” Bollinger allegedly wrote on her neighborhood Craiglist’s “women in search of men” area in late December, in accordance to an affidavit very first described by Denver7. Lopez promises he answered the post posing as a hitman. Then, cops say, his make-feel career turned genuine.Law enforcement located Bollinger’s physique in a wooded spot on a dairy farm on December 29. Her boyfriend experienced reported her lacking the prior day. The boyfriend’s Glock pistol was also lacking from his property, he instructed law enforcement, in accordance to the affidavit.The teenager’s murder was a mystery from the start. An autopsy report uncovered her trigger of dying as a solitary gunshot wound to the head. She experienced been shot from powering at close range, the bullet angling downward, as if fired from above. Even though the bullet killed her, her autopsy also noted that Bollinger experienced “a probably lethal stage of heroin in the blood at time of death.”The early investigation centered on a forty two-12 months-previous guy Bollinger had accused of stalking her. “He drove throughout region to see me.. slept behind my function for months,” Bollinger posted on Fb two weeks just before her demise. “When I advised him I did not want to see him any longer, he sent me hundreds of texts and phone calls. He parked his automobile in entrance of my property, blocking Military Highway for several hours&#8230 laying on his horn.. he was arrested. Given that then, I’ve questioned him to go away me by yourself.. and he will not. He’s sent e-mail for more than a 12 months close to everyday, harassing me. Making quite a few account right up until I block him once more. Threatening my family, telling me he’ll get rid of himself in entrance of me, and sending my close friends and family harassing messages as properly.”But when law enforcement questioned the gentleman soon after Bollinger’s demise, they dominated him out as a suspect, leaving the teenager’s liked ones to wonder who would have wished her useless. Investigators had no solutions until finally they checked her phone, where they located 111 messages between her and Lopez on December 28, the suspected working day of her dying.That led law enforcement to cease Lopez on his way into his work at a local Domino’s Pizza on Thursday. Even ahead of officers commenced questioning him, Lopez informed them “he was certain it experienced to do with the girl he talked to on Craigslist,” in accordance to the affidavit.Lopez explained himself as an unwitting executioner. Whilst browsing Craigslist’s “women looking for men” section, the engaged 22-calendar year-old allegedly observed an advert to the influence of “I want to set a hit on myself.” Lopez said he replied to the advert, utilizing a strike gentleman persona. He arrived at Bollinger, who allegedly told him she would pay him to get rid of her execution-style.Lopez supplied investigators two versions of what took place next. He to begin with claimed he met Bollinger, but backed out of the murder and dropped her off at her condominium, soon after which she shot herself.But police collected GPS data from Lopez’s telephone, placing him in the distant woods the place Bollinger died. Lopez backtracked on his story. He told police he had picked up Lopez from her apartment, and tried to chat her out of the plan even though they drove close to searching for a appropriate internet site of dying.At some point, Lopez claimed, they identified the wooded region. He mentioned they prayed just before he shot her in the head with a gun she supplied.Get The Beast In Your Inbox!Day-to-day DigestStart and end your working day with the prime stories from The Day-to-day Beast.Cheat SheetA fast, intelligent summary of all the news you require to know (and nothing at all you don&#8217t).SubscribeThank You!You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest and Cheat Sheet. We will not share your electronic mail with anyone for any reason.On Fb, Bollinger’s sister pushed again against Lopez’s statements. “This man is covering up lies,” her sister wrote Saturday. “Only even worse than lying, he&#8217s making my sister seem mad. It is disgusting.”The Bollinger family is not nevertheless talking to the media, she mentioned, but she reiterated that she considered Lopez’s story to be a include-up. “This was set up. This was a murder,” she wrote. “My sister did not selected this for herself or any of us.”Lopez is becoming held on murder costs, without bail.