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Colombine "Obsessed" Woman Found Dead in Colorado Mountains

18-year-old Sol Pais was found dead by apparent suicide, after making threats to several Colorado schools on Tuesday. 18-year-old Sol Pais was found dead by apparent suicide, after making threats to several Colorado schools on Tuesday. |  Photo: ABC

Updated: April 17, 2019 01:24 PM

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say the young Florida woman who was allegedly obsessed with the Columbine shooting is dead.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader told reporters Wednesday that the FBI found 18-year-old Sol Pais dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In the hometown of Pais, Surfside, Florida Police Chief Julio Yero says the Pais family contributed tremendously to the investigation and "provided valuable information that led us to Colorado and a lot of things that assisted in preventing maybe more loss of life."

The FBI had said that Pais, flew to Colorado on Monday night and bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition. Sheriff Shrader says the sale apparently followed the state's legal process. Gun buyers in Colorado must provide fingerprints and pass criminal background checks.

Colorado law allows someone who is not a state resident to purchase a "long gun," but not a handgun, from dealers with federal firearms licenses. Buyers of long guns, such as shotguns, must be at least 18 years old. Handgun purchasers must be at least 21 years old.

Authorities initially said she "made threats to commit an act of violence in the Denver metropolitan area."

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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