Missing Larimer County teens: Young woman found dead, Flores arrested
MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) -- The Mesa County Sheriff's Office responded and located the truck - connected to the missing teens from Northern Colorado - along with the body of a young female and her ex-boyfriend Tanner Flores.
The identity of the female and manner of death have not been released.
It's likely the body of the 18-year-old woman that was reported missing in northern Colorado on Thursday.
The sheriff's office said Ashley Doolittle of Berthoud was reported missing just before 8 p.m. She was expected to return home by 7:30 p.m., and when she didn't, family members searched a nearby area and found her unoccupied vehicle near Lon Hagler Reservoir.
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After interviews with family members, investigators with the sheriff's office found that Doolittle had recently ended a one-year relationship with 18-year-old Tanner Flores.
Investigators found that Flores had been missing since 3:30 p.m. Thursday, and that he was upset and distraught over the breakup.
At 8:00 a.m. Friday investigators received information about the sighting of Tanner Flores' truck in Mesa County, near Collbran. This led to the discovery of a deceased female and Flores who was taken into custody.
Flores is being held in the Mesa County Jail pending charges.