17-Year-Old Arrested For Murder Of Elderly Woman Seeking Hiking Partner

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A 17-year-old boy in Carlsbad, California, has been arrested and charged with murdering 68-year-old Lisa Thorborg, who was found stabbed to death Nov. 23 on the Hosp Grove Trail, according to Fox13 Memphis.

Thorborg, a former acupuncturist and physical therapist according to her Linkedin profile, sought a hiking partner on the Nextdoor app two weeks before she was stabbed and killed, Fox13 Memphis reported. (RELATED: Knife-Wielding Assailant Stabs Man in Head, Jumps Off NYC Rooftop, Dies)

“Hiking anyone? I’m looking for a friend to go hiking with. I’m a moderate hiker, 68 years of age and I would love some company,” the Nextdoor post read.

Despite getting some responses on her post, she reportedly went hiking alone when she was killed and her body was discovered by neighbors using the trail. Thorborg’s killing is not connected to her Nextdoor post, police told CBS8.

It has been the “unwavering mission”  of investigators to “find the suspect for Lisa, her family, and the Community of Carlsbad,” according to a statement from Carlsbad police Lt. Jason Jackowski.

The teen charged with her murder is having his name withheld because he is underage.

A native of Sweden and a former resident of Portland, Oregon, Thorborg moved to Carlsbad just six months before her death. Her husband passed away in 2017 and she moved to the San Diego suburb with her daughter’s family, CBS8 reported.