A ‘depressed’ teenager has admitted murdering his girlfriend after she dumped him, before driving for five hours to dispose of her body.
Tanner Flores, of Larimer County, Colorado, was arrested Friday on suspicion of the murder of Ashley Doolittle, 18, after her body was discovered in Collbran.
She had been reported missing by her family the previous day after her car was found abandoned near Lon Hagler Reservoir in Larimer County – five hours away. Flores, 18, told police he’d murdered his ex-girlfriend because he’d been ‘angry’ that she’d ended their year-long relationship.
The teen shot her twice in the head and then drove her body five hours away to his grandfather’s house in Collbran where he cleaned up the corpse and hid it in the back of his truck.
‘Tanner was ‘upset’ over the breakup with Ashley,’ one friend told officers, according to the affidavit.
‘Another friend stated that Tanner was “really down” over the breakup and did not know why they were no longer together.’
‘Tanner apparently sent a Snapchat message to several friends on (June 8) in the late evening that had a message that was suicidal in nature,’ the affidavit said.