A man arrested in the death of a 19-year-old found dead in the woods near a Colorado dairy farm told police the woman put an ad on Craigslist looking for someone to kill her.
Authorities arrested 22-year-old Joseph Lopez on Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Natalie Bollinger. The suspect told detectives “he was pretty sure he knew what they were there for” and that “he was sure it had to with the girl he talked to on Craigslist.”
Lopez explained how he saw the post on the classified ads website while looking through the “Women seeking Men” section. The ad was titled “I want to put a hit on myself.”
Lopez told detectives that he contacted Bollinger using a fake persona and that he met up with Bollinger to carry out her request. Police discovered the teen’s body on the property of McIntosh Dairy farm a day after her boyfriend reported her missing on Dec. 28, 2017.