Overnight, three people suspected of being involved in the incidents last week in which rock throwing resulted in the death of 20-year-old Alexa Bartell and injuries to other people were arrested in Arvada.
In this article, you may learn more about the terrible death and the events that led up to it.
Alexa Bartell Obituary: What Happened To Her?
According to the investigators, Alexa Bartell was driving north on Indiana Street near Standley Lake on April 19 at approximately 11 o’clock at night. This location is approximately 18 miles northwest of Denver.
It was at this time when the suspects, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, threw a huge rock at the driver’s side of Alexa Bartell’s vehicle. The rock broke the windshield on the driver’s side.
The distressing final seconds that happened before the incident occurred have just lately been made public by the authorities as the inquiry proceeds.
They said that while Alexa Bartell was talking on the phone with a buddy, her phone suddenly went silent for no apparent reason.
After that, Bartell’s companion was able to trace the location of her phone to a field that was adjacent to the road that the 20-year-old was traveling on.
Inside the vehicle, located in a field away from the roadway, she discovered Alexa dead from her injuries.
The companion discovered that Alexa Bartell had died as a result of the injuries caused by the large rock.
Two additional victims suffered injuries from earlier rock strikes that evening. In total, seven vehicles were damaged by what the authorities are now describing as huge boulders from the landscaping.
When the pebbles were hurled, it is suspected that the suspects were traveling in a vehicle at the time.
The spate of criminal activity started that night in Westminster just north of Standley Lake near the intersection of 100th Avenue and Simms Street shortly after 10 o’clock in the evening.
The final assault took place around 45 minutes later and approximately 2 kilometers further away. That was the one that put Bartell out of her misery.
Suspects Arrested, Who Are They?
In connection with the murder of Alexa Bartell and the injuries sustained by others, three individuals have been taken into custody. Joseph Koenig, Nicholas “Mitch” Karol-Chik, and Zachary Kwak were taken into custody when they were at their respective residences.
According to the Jefferson County authorities, all of those arrested are 18 years old, and they are all being charged with first-degree murder.
To the suspects, their high school careers had come to a close. One goes to Standley Lake High School in Westminster, the other to Ralston Valley High School, and the third goes to school online.
It is anticipated that they will make their initial appearance in court on Thursday. According to the investigators, the vehicle driven by the crooks was a black 2016 Chevrolet Silverado.
They claim that they do not know for certain whether Koenig, Karol-Chik, or Kwak was driving at the time of the accident.
On Friday, Commercial Flooring Services, where Alexa Bartell worked, announced a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
On Monday, the authorities made the announcement that the reward will be boosted to up to $17,000.
A tribute for Alexa Bartell that includes flowers and pinwheels has been placed along a fence near Indiana Street, which is the location where she passed away.
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