Police link Colorado crime to Delphi murders

Staff Writer

(Lafayette) Journal and Courier

    DELPHI — Police are looking into the possibility that a 31-year-old man arrested in Colorado is connected to a double homicide in Delphi.
    Daniel Nations was stopped by police Monday on Mount Herman Road in Colorado while driving a red Chevrolet Prizm with an expired Indiana license plate, according to a news release from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
    "This vehicle was identified in several tips by the public regarding menacing complaints in the Mount Herman area, as well as the Town of Monument," police said in the written release.
    Jacqueline Kirby, media relations manager for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, said Nations was suspected of threatening passersby with a hatchet.
    Less than two weeks before Nations' arrest, a bicyclist was shot and killed on Mount Herman Road, according to a separate news release. It's unclear if Nations is a suspect in the death, which has been ruled a homicide.
    Nations was arrested by Woodland Police Department on suspicions of possession of a weapon by a prior offender, and potential charges from the sheriff's office are pending, according to police.
    Kirby said citizens submitted tips to the media that Nations or the homicide were somehow connected to the deaths of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams, who went missing Feb. 13 while hiking on secluded trails east of Delphi and were found dead the next day.
    More information will be released in tomorrow's edition of the DDD.