LOVELAND, Colo. -- The mother of an 18-year-old girl who was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend opened up about her daughter's death Tuesday night.
"She was just very happy all the time and that's part of the message that I wanted to get it," Ann Marie Doolittle said.
Ashley Doolittle, who just graduated high school, went missing June 9 after a breakup with Flores. The 18-year-old was found dead in Mesa County the next day. Flores is facing murder charges.
"She said I love you. And I said I love you back. And that was the last time we talked," Ann Marie Doolittle said. "While it's hard to look at this every day, I know she would have wanted us to move forward.
Friends from the 4-H and the Boulder County Rodeo have been helping to take care of Ashley Doolittle's horses.
"The support has been overwhelming," Ann Marie Doolittle said. "She loved life and she lived it to the fullest."
Flores is being held in Larimer County Jail without bail.