A Colorado man is now in custody for allegedly murdering his Walgreens co-worker; the alleged sufferer reportedly complained about him earlier than being killed.
Police in Colorado Springs has arrested 28-year-old Joshua Taylor Johnson after the physique of 17-year-old Riley Whitelaw was discovered on June 11 within the break room of a Walgreens positioned on Centennial and Vindicator. Riley’s physique was found about an hour and a half after she didn’t come again from a dinner break, KKTV reviews.
Johnson, who confirmed up for his first bodily court docket look Tuesday, is accused of blocking surveillance cameras and placing up a “restroom closed” signal on the break room door earlier than murdering Riley. State troopers discovered Johnson strolling on I-25 exterior Walsenburg after the incident, KKTV reviews.
A 12 months earlier than her dying, Riley complained to managers and police about Johnson. At one level, she even requested to be given a unique schedule so she wouldn’t need to work together with Johnson at work. A few of Riley’s complaints about Johnson concerned Johnson making “advances towards her” and Johnson showing to behave “jealous” when Riley’s boyfriend began working on the Walgreens location. Regardless of her complaints, a doc states Riley was advised she’d need to work with Johnson. Johnson and Riley have been working the identical day that she was discovered useless, CNN reviews.
Johnson is being held in El Paso County jail with out bond on suspicion of first-degree homicide. He has one other listening to scheduled for August 26, CBS Information reviews.
This is the GoFundMe for Riley Whitelaw. The cash goes to her mother, and the organizers hope to make use of it for a scholarship fund and genetics analysis, “something Riley enjoyed studying”https://t.co/YbFE2MrtF4
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