Investigators: Teen Obsessed With Columbine Found Dead

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Posted: Apr 17, 2019 12:49 PM
Investigators: Teen Obsessed With Columbine Found Dead

Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP

UPDATE: Sheriff Jeff Shrader of Jefferson County, Colorado tells press that Pais died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Shrader added that nothing has led authorities to believe Pais had accomplices. She was just "fascinated" with the Columbine shooting.

ORIGINAL POST

The 18-year-old who was "obsessed" with the 1999 Columbine High School shooting has been found by local law enforcement near the base of Mount Evans in Clear Creek County, Colorado. Investigators confirmed that the young woman, Sol Pais, is dead.

A manhunt had been underway and Denver schools had been placed on lockdown out of caution after Pais, a Florida native, bought a pump-action shotgun and sent threats to local schools. She was “infatuated with the perpetrators of Columbine," according to reports. Saturday, April 20 marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine tragedy, in which two students opened fire and killed 13 people.  

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.