ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — The bizarre and shocking claim detailed in court documents released Friday regarding the murder of a Broomfield teen has prompted more questions than answers.
Joseph Michael Lopez, 22, arrested Thursday in the murder of 19-year-old Natalie Bollinger, claims in the affidavit that Bollinger hired him to kill her after he answered the victim’s Craigslist ad titled “I want to put a hit on myself.”
In the early morning hours of Dec. 28, 2017, Lopez told investigators he responded to the alleged ad posted by Bollinger while searching the “Woman seeking Men” category on Craigslist, according to the affidavit.
After more than 100 text messages between the two, they allegedly reached an agreement, and Lopez drove to Broomfield, picked the teen up and shot her in the back of the head execution style at her own request, Lopez claims in the affidavit.
Bollinger was found shot to death near Riverdale Road in unincorporated Adams County on December 29, 2017, about 26 hours after she was reported missing.
Denver7 was the first to report the details in the affidavit, and since publishing the article Friday, many questions from Facebook users surrounding the alleged murder-for-hire plot remain unanswered — like how, if true, could someone go through with such a plan?
What police documents reveal about the suspect
The 22-year-old murder suspect lived in Northglenn and worked at Domino’s, where investigators initially confronted him Thursday.
Before his arrest, Lopez told detectives…