Scary New Details About The Colorado Teen Found Dead In The Woods Just Days After Getting A Restraining Order Against Her Stalker

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Colorado teen found dead after warning about a stalker
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She posted about a stalker on Facebook.

A Colorado woman was found dead just days after obtaining a restraining order against a man she claimed was stalking her.

Natalie Bollinger, 19, was reported missing at around 3:30 on Dec. 28 and her body was found in a wooded area by a passerby the following day, according to a local news publication.

“Our family has been deeply devastated by this loss and cannot fully express how much we miss our beautiful Natalie," the teenager’s father said in a prepared statement. "Our hearts are absolutely broken."

Before Bollinger disappeared she posted on Facebook about a stalker she allegedly met two years ago.

“He’s mentally ill and I’m trying to fix this,” she wrote in the post.

In the post, she claims he has sent emails nearly every day and threatened to kill himself. On Dec. 22 Bollinger was granted a protection order against Shawn Schwartz, the man she claims was stalker her.

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“We have talked to him,” Adams County Sheriff Mike McIntosh said in a press conference Wednesday that was uploaded to YouTube. “We are not ready to call anyone a suspect, but it’s certainly a part of our investigation.

Schwartz replied to the accusations by posting a video on Facebook, saying he had nothing to do with the death of Bollinger.

“Go find Natalie. Stop picking on me, stop blaming me, and go find her,” Schwartz commented on Facebook.

Police said they are looking into any contact Bollinger had before her disappearance as that is a crucial time period for the investigation, according to the Daily Camera.

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"There is a 26-hour time period that is missing where we don't have anyone who was talking to her through social media or by text, or in person or on the telephone," McIntosh said.

"That's a critical time we are looking at," McIntosh continued. "If anyone came into contact with her on the telephone or on social media or there is a photo of her out there, those are all things that would be important to our investigation."

McIntosh noted that social media can be a helpful tool in cases like this but it can also harbor false information.

According to Broomfield spokesman Officer Bobby Brewer, law enforcement is still actively investigating Bollinger’s death.

"We have nobody in custody yet," Brewer said. "As far as who we are looking at, obviously we can't release that."

A GoFundMe account has been set up by an employer of Bollinger’s father to help with funeral expenses.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to contact the sheriff’s office at 303-654-1850 or 303-288-1535.

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