An 18 year old woman was murdered in Fort Collins last weekend in a parking lot in the 500 block of E Drake Rd.

According to the Coloradoan, Danielle Hopton died Sunday at UCHealth's Medical Center of the Rockies. The coroner has indeed ruled her death a homicide.

Investigators have identified the suspect, his name is Stephen McNeil and has been arrested on suspicion of first degree murder. Police originally stated that McNeil also faced a domestic violence charge but that no longer is in court records.

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic abuse, please contact Crossroads Safehouse or any other domestic violence shelter. The number to Crossroads Safehouse is 970-482-3482 or 888-541-7233,

Many of these places are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Reach out...you are not alone. There are plenty of people who love you, will support you and take care of you.

Here's a look at domestic violence shelters located around our area...

Alternatives to Violence in Loveland

Safehouse Progressive Alliance in Boulder

Safehouse Denver

Longmont Ending Domestic Violence

Crossroads Safehouse Fort Collins

Some of Danielle's friends have put together a GoFundMe page to help out some local animal shelters because she LOVED animals...as of this morning, (Feb 11) their initial goal of $15,000 has been surpassed, it's now above $22,000 which is so awesome.

If you'd like to add on and make a donation in her honor, you can still do so HERE.

 

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