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Indiana State Police send detectives to Colorado to question ‘person of interest’ in Delphi murders

Daniel Nations (left) and sketch of suspect in Delphi murders provided by police (right)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana State Police (ISP) confirmed Friday two detectives are in Colorado to question a man in connection with the murders of two Delphi teenagers.

Daniel Nations, 31, was arrested Monday in Colorado after police say he was driving with expired Indiana plates. He’s also accused of threatening people with a hatchet on a Colorado trail.

Various mugshots of Daniel Nations

On Thursday, ISP called Nations a “person of interest” in the murders of Abby Williams and Libby German, but did not elaborate further. The girls were killed after walking along a trail in Delphi; the suspect came up behind them and told them to go “down the hill” before they died.

Nations is a registered sex offender and has convictions for domestic battery and drug possession.

When asked by the media if he was responsible for the killings in Indiana, he shook his head no. Now, Indiana State Police detectives are questioning him themselves.

Nations is being held in the Teller County Jail. He was originally only charged with possession of a weapon by a previous offender, but felony menacing and reckless endangerment charged were later added.

If you have any information regarding the investigation, police are encouraging you to call the tip line at 844-459-5786. Callers can remain anonymous. Tips can also be sent to abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.