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Man Arrested In Colorado Could Be Suspect In Indiana Murder Case

Posted On September 28, 2017

By Travis Thayer

Daniel Nations. Photo by the Teller County Sheriff’s Office.

(Delphi, Ind.) – A man arrested in Colorado is being investigated as a potential suspect in the murders of two teenage girls in northern Indiana.

Daniel Nations, 31, was arrested on Monday after allegedly using a hatchet to threaten several people along a Colorado hiking trail, reports WLWT-TV.

Indiana State Police said in a statement they are aware of Nations’ arrest and are speaking with Colorado authorities to determine if he could be a suspect in the murder of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13.

The two young girls were found dead in a wooded area along a trail in Delphi in mid-February.

Sketch provided by Indiana State Police.

Shortly after, State Police released a composite sketch of a man considered the main suspect in the killings. Since then, thousands of photos of similar looking men have been submitted to State Police.

Police intend to question Nations about his whereabouts on February 13, when the Delphi teens vanished.

Nations, who was driving with an expired Indiana license at the time of his arrest, is a registered sex offender and was previously convicted for domestic battery and drug possession.

He is currently jailed in Teller County, Colorado, and charged with possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

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