The Miami Teen At The Center of a Massive Manhunt in Colorado Is Dead
Sol País, the young woman of Argentinean descent at the center of a massive manhunt in Colorado, has been found dead, authorities say.
The 18-year old had been the target of authorities since Tuesday morning after she was determined to be making “credible threats” against Columbine High School.
Authorities found her body at the base of the Mt. Evans summit in the Rocky Mountains on Wednesday morning. She died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
País was wanted in Colorado after making “credible threats” to “commit an act of violence in the Denver metropolitan area”, according to authorities. She was described by authorities as being “infatuated” with the Columbine massacre that took place 20 years ago, even running a blog that frequently referenced the tragedy. Shortly after arriving in Denver, País was reported to have legally bought a pump-action shotgun as well as ammunition at a local gun store.
The hunt for the disturbed teen reached a fever pitch on Tuesday, with every law enforcement agency in the Denver-Metro area participating in the search for Pais.
Schools in the Denver-Metro area suspended classes on Wednesday for fear of a possible violent attack.
According to accounts from social media as well as from neighbors, the País family hailed from Argentina, with Sol’s father even being a member of a local Argentinean band. When reached for comment on Tuesday, País’s father told The Miami Herald that he thought his daughter might have a “mental problem”, but that he also believed she was going to “be okay”.
As of now, the Denver community is trying to return to normalcy after the threat of gun violence in their schools has once again rocked the community to its core.