In Colorado, Natalie Bollinger’s body was discovered days after she publicly accused a man of stalking her. Is there a connection here or is this coincidence?
Days after posting information about an alleged stalker on her Facebook page, 19-year-old Natalie Bollinger was found dead in the woods of Adams County, Colorado. Is this simply a coincidence or is there reason to suspect the accused stalker, Shawn Schwartz?
Natalie Bollinger’s Stalking Allegations
By most accounts, Natalie Bollinger was a friendly young woman who occasionally lent a hand to those who needed it. In a December 2017 post on her Facebook account, Bollinger claimed a man she had helped out was stalking her.
She wrote: “Hey y’all, I have a public announcement… there is a man Shawn Schwartz. I met this man when I was young. I ran into him about 2 years ago.
Long story short, I became friends w him. I helped him out w rides and stuff. I moved to VA [Virginia]. He drove across country to see me… slept behind my work for weeks. When I told him I didn’t want to see him anymore, he sent me hundreds of texts and calls.”
And that wasn’t the end of the alleged harassment. In her post, Bollinger described how the 42-year-old Schwartz allegedly parked his car outside her home, e-mailed her every day, created fake online profiles to contact her, and threatened her family.
The Facebook post was made on December 13. Bollinger received a permanent restraining order against Schwartz on December 22. On December 28, Bollinger was reported missing.
Police on the Case
On December 29, a passerby discovered the body of a young woman in a wooded area near the 11,600 block of Riverdale Road in Adams County. On January 3, 2018, the body was confirmed to be Natalie Bollinger’s.
Police say they are investigating the 26-hour period between Bollinger’s disappearance and the discovery of her body. Schwartz has been contacted by police but claims he had nothing to do with her death. Currently, Schwartz has not been charged.
Police are looking to the public to help them fill that 26-hour gap. If you have any information related to the case, call the Adams County Sheriff’s Office at (303) 654-1850 or (303) 288-1535.