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Danielle Hopton
Danielle Hopton

Danielle Hopton Fort Collins, Colorado

Danielle Hopton was an animal shelter volunteer who was reportedly found beaten to death in a Fort Collins parking lot by her ex-boyfriend last weekend. Hopton was found unconscious “with life-threatening injuries consistent with an assault” in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fort Collins on Feb. 6.

Hopton has been recently identified by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office as an 18-year-old teenager of Fort Collins, who was an animal lover who frequently volunteered at a local animal shelter and worked with her father raising guide dogs for the blind.

Danielle Hopton Obituary

Hopton, who was a Colorado native, liked spending time working at a local animal shelter and helping her father raise guide dog puppies for the blind. On February 6, 2021, the recent high school graduate was allegedly fatally injured by her ex-boyfriend, police said.

Hopton graduated with the class of 2020 with an academic award, according to CBS4.

Danielle Hopton Murder

On February 6, 2021, Fort Collins Police received a 911 call about an unconscious, injured woman in the parking lot of 525 East Drake Road, the department said in a release. When cops arrived, they found Hopton in the parking lot “with life-threatening injuries consistent with an assault”, according to the release.

She was taken to a local hospital where she died of her injuries. Her death was ruled a homicide. Cops didn’t elaborate on what kind of injuries she sustained.

Danielle Hopton Boyfriend

The detectives subsequently identified her 20-year-old ex-boyfriend, Stephen McNeil, as a suspect in her killing, police said in the release.

According to the press release, another ma and the victim knew each other. The two “had previously been in a relationship”. Hopton and McNeil both went to the same school, Fossil Ridge High School, CBS4 reported. Later, another man named Ian Rayas was also arrested.

Danielle Hopton Colorado

According to a report by The Sun, the trio drove to Whispering Pines Apartments with a group of friends before Hopton and McNeil got out of the car to talk. McNeil then allegedly attacked Hopton, leading other people of the group to call the police as McNeil left the scene.

“Several of the people eventually drove to an apartment complex at 525 E. Drake Road and parked to hang out,” police said in a statement.

On February 7, 2021, at noon, hours after Hopton’s death, the police department found McNeil and took him into custody without incident. He was then booked on bail bond conditions. At first, Rayas denied knowing both, but when police questioned him, they found “evidence to the contrary”.

He is facing felony charges of attempt to influence a public servant and accessory to a crime.

Danielle Hopton GoFundMe

A GoFundMe page was created stating, “all money raised will be split equally between Guide Dogs for the Blind, Larimer Animal Shelter, and Crossroads Safehouse.” The page also states: “Danielle was a gorgeous, loving, kind and caring young woman.”

“She was always smiling and laughing, she was always asking how you are doing and just genuinely cared about others. Danielle loved spending her time volunteering at the Animal shelter, and helping her dad raise Guide Dog puppies.” The page has raised $32,656 of the $20,000 goal.

Danielle Hopton Facebook

Danielle Hopton Instagram

Her Instagram account has not been found and revealed to the public yet.

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