This Fourth of July many Arvada residents are wondering why a 19-year-old woman who lived there wanted to join Islamic extremists in Iraq who hate America.
The Arvada teenager accused of trying to gather information for a Muslim terrorist group was seemingly typical, as described by her neighbors, before her behavior started to change.
The progression of Shannon Conley’s involvement with a radical Islamic group was captured on her social media postings.
More details are being revealed in how a 19-year-old Arvada woman made the transition from a typical American teenager into a terror suspect.
People who knew a 19-year-old woman from the Denver suburbs say they’re shocked or simply saddened to learn she was arrested on charges of conspiring to help terrorists.
FBI agents tried more than once to discourage a 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who said she was intent on waging jihad in the Middle East before they arrested her in April as she boarded a flight at the start of a trip to Syria, newly unsealed court documents show.
A Colorado woman has been charged in a terrorism investigation that may have ties to ISIS, the Sunni insurgent group.