Joshua Taylor Johnson,28, is has been arrested for allegedly murdering Riley Whitelaw, a teenage Walgreens co-worker who previously “complained” that his advances “made her uncomfortable,” according to an affidavit.
Currently, Joshua Johnson has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Riley Whitelaw.
A store manager found Whitelaw’s body in the bloodied break room of the store on Centennial Boulevard in Colorado Springs shortly before 7 p.m.
Whitelaw “had suffered significant trauma to her neck area,” according to the document. “There was a large amount of blood on the floor around the head of the victim.”
Police found her ID badge and a radio earpiece near her feet, officials said.
On the day of the killing, Johnson was caught on surveillance video stacking bins in front of the camera to block its view and taping paper over windows, the affidavit states.
Why Joshua Taylor Johnson, allegedly killed teen co-worker, Riley Whitelaw
Last year, Riley Whitelaw approached her manager with concerns about a co-worker, saying that he was making unwelcome advances at the Walgreens where they both worked, according to an arrest affidavit.
Another manager told police that Whitelaw’s boyfriend visited her at the store approximately three months ago.
During that time, the manager said “Joshua appeared to be acting jealous.”
Several weeks before her death, Whitelaw “requested to work a different schedule because Joshua made her feel uncomfortable. When she made another request for additional hours, she was told it would require working with Joshua.”