Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants
DENVER - Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions.
A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend were headed to Syria.
The official said investigators would be trying to figure out whether there were "like-minded" friends and acquaintances in the girls' social circle.
Another U.S. official said investigators were reviewing evidence, including the girls' computers.
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation by name.
The Denver Post reported that the sisters are of Somali descent, and their friend is of Sudanese descent.
The News 2 Web Team located the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office incident report that documents the attempted runaway. The report can be viewed in full by clicking here.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU freshman with cancer flips coin at Saturday's game
LSU Parade Ground appears empty amid temporary tailgate restrictions
Greek Life imposes new tailgating guidelines in wake of student death
Video of Baker High fight sparks outrage among parents
LeBlanc's Boudin a total loss after fire