Sex Offender Arrested in Colorado Is Possible Suspect in Indiana Girls' Murder

Sep 29, 2017, 00:19
Sex Offender Arrested in Colorado Is Possible Suspect in Indiana Girls' Murder

Before the body was found, one of Watkins friends was aiding in the search when he noticed a man in a red vehicle drive by the staging area several times.

The bodies of Abigail Williams, 13 (left), and Liberty German, 14, were found Tuesday in Delphi, Indiana.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office detectives arrived to interview the two, and afterward arrested Daniel on the weapons charge, as Nations had been convicted of felony domestic violence in IN in December 2015. The charge isn't related to the hatchet threats, but threat-related charges are pending, said Jacqueline Kirby, a spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

"We have to look at whether he was even here at that time and then we'll go from there", Riley said Thursday.

A man arrested on suspicion of allegedly threatening people with a hatchet on a Colorado trail may reportedly be linked to other crimes, including the slayings of two teen girls in Delphi, Indiana.

"We aware of the arrest we are aware of the situation out there".

They were killed in February, while they were hiking on the historic trails outside Delphi.

Investigators have also released a haunting, three-word audio clip extracted from video found on Liberty's phone.

Riley says the first question is whether Nations was in IN on February 13, when the Delphi teens vanished while hiking.

The man in the sketch is described as between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 180 and 220 pounds.

WISH-TV confirmed Nations registered as a sex offender living in Greenwood, Indiana, in 2010.

Online records confirm that Nations was convicted of indecent exposure in SC in 2007.

"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 statement said.

Online court records indicate he agreed to plead guilty to domestic battery committed in the presence of a child in 2016 in Morgan County, Indiana.

A tip line has been set up for the Delphi double homicides: 844-459-5786. He also has a conviction in Bartholomew County, Indiana, for "fondl (ing) the genitals of the defendant or another person in a public place". If you have any information, contact the El Paso County Sheriff's at 719-390-5555.