Published: Fri, September 29, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

IN man arrested in Colorado may be linked to Delphi murders

IN man arrested in Colorado may be linked to Delphi murders

- Police are investigating to see if a man arrested in Colorado is connected to the Delphi, Indiana murders of two teenagers.

Indiana State Police released a composite sketch of a man believed to be connected to the February murders of Abigail J. Williams and Liberty Rose Lynn German.

The Indiana State Police Department confirmed that they are investigating Nations as a potential suspect in the double murders, but refused to comment further.

Indiana State Police was notified of his arrest and is looking into Nations' involvement in the death of two teens in New Delphi, Ind. Their bodies were found the next day.

On Monday, Daniel Nations, 31, a registered sex offender from IN, was arrested for threatening a couple with a hatchet on a Colorado hiking trail. Additional charges are pending, a spokesperson for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office told ABC News.

Authorities arrested a man in Colorado after he allegedly held a hatchet and threatened numerous people. His last known address is less than 100 miles from Delphi, Indiana.

CBS4 spoke with authorities in Colorado who said Nations was arrested near the same trail in Colorado where a bicyclist was shot to death two weeks ago.

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Investigators reportedly found a gun of the same caliber used to kill Watkins and a hatchet in Nations' auto.

"We have to look at whether he was even here at that time and then we'll go from there", Riley said Thursday. "We will give the same attention to the person arrested in Colorado, but right now there is nothing that definitively connects this person to our investigation".

The bodies of 13-year-olds Liberty German and Abigail Williams were found near a creek in northern in after they had been reported missing on Monday February 13, 2017.

The arrest affidavit also states that Nations is a sex offender based on a conviction in Indiana.

Daniel Nations, from Teller Co. Other charges are pending.

The 31-year-old suspect is being investigated for a possible link to the September shooting death as well as the murders of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. He's scheduled to appear in court on those charges October 16. He is wanted in Johnson County for failure to report as a sex offender.

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