LITTLETON, Colo. (FOX 13) - The Florida woman centered in a massive manhunt in Colorado and believed to be infatuated with the Columbine High School mass shooting was found dead, reports KDVR, the FOX affiliate in Denver.
Sol Pais, 18, was found dead near the base of Mt. Evans in Colorado, KDVR reports. The FBI said Pais flew to Denver from Miami and bought a gun after becoming "infatuated" with the mass shooting at Columbine High School. The events leading up to her death have not been provided. By Wednesday afternoon, the FBI sent out the following tweet:
UPDATE: THERE IS NO LONGER A THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY. More information to follow shortly.
Denver-area public schools were closed Wednesday as authorities searched for Pais. On Tuesday, FBI said Pais was "considered to be extremely dangerous" and "made threats to commit an act of violence in the Denver metropolitan area" just days before the 20th anniversary of the attack that killed 13 people.
All schools in the Denver area were urged to tighten security because the threat was deemed "credible and general," said Patricia Billinger, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Safety.
Columbine and more than 20 other schools outside Denver locked their doors for nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon before Wednesday's complete closures were announced.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the FBI said Pais traveled to Colorado from Miami on Monday night and bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition.
The FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force issued a notice Tuesday describing Pais as "infatuated with (the) Columbine school shooting."
Sheriff's spokesman Mike Taplin said the threats she made were general and not specific to any school.
The Denver Post reported that a call to a phone number listed for Pais' parents in Surfside, Florida, was interrupted by a man who identified himself as an FBI agent and said he was interviewing them.
Surfside Police Sgt. Marian Cruz confirmed that her parents last saw her on Sunday and reported her missing on Monday. The Miami Herald and WTVJ are reporting that neighbors say the teen is a senior at Miami Beach High School.
UPDATE: THERE IS NO LONGER A THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY. More information to follow shortly. #FindSol— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) April 17, 2019
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