Woman 'infatuated with Columbine,' connected to Denver-area school threats, dead: FBI
KDVR / Jefferson County
Sol Pais

UPDATE 11:54 a.m. MT:

A tactical team found Pais’ body at 9:30 a.m. about a half-mile from the lodge. She was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot, Clear Creek County Sheriff Rick Albers said.

By Chuck Hickey, KDVR

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) -- The woman at the center of a massive manhunt for allegedly making threats against schools in the Denver metro area is dead, the FBI said Wednesday morning.

Sol Pais, 18, who the FBI said is infatuated with the 1999 Columbine massacre, was found in the woods near the Echo Lake Lodge at the base of Mount Evans Road in Clear Creek County.

On Tuesday, the FBI said Pais flew to Colorado from the Miami area on Monday night and purchased a pump-action shotgun and ammunition in the Denver area.

After receiving threats, several schools, including Columbine High School, were placed on lockout on Tuesday. The lockout later spread to all Denver metro area schools.

On Tuesday night, the vast majority of schools in the Denver metro area announced they would be closed on Wednesday because of the threats that were deemed credible.

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