Sex Offender Arrested In Colorado Could Be Connected To Delphi Snapchat Murder Girls

Liberty German and Abigail Williams [ABC News (screenshot)]

DIVIDE, CO — A registered sex offender who was arrested in Colorado on Monday could be connected to the unsolved murders of two Indiana teenagers, according to police.

Authorities are investigating a possible connection between Daniel Nations, 31, of Indianapolis, and the murders of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, in February.

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Police arrested Nations on Monday afternoon after he allegedly threatened several people with a hatchet near a Colorado trail where a man was murdered two weeks ago.

Liberty and Abigail, both eighth graders, were hiking on a day off from middle school on February 13 when they disappeared on a trail near their rural hometown of Delphi, Indiana. Their bodies were found the next day.

In July, police released a composite sketch of a man they say could be connected to the teenagers’ murders. The man in the sketch is described as white with reddish brown hair, standing between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10, and weighing 180 to 220 pounds.

Composite sketch of suspect [Indiana State Police]

Composite sketch of suspect [Indiana State Police]

The Indiana State Police Department confirmed that they are investigating to see if Nations could be a suspect in the Delphi double-murder investigation. The department declined further comment.

Indiana State Police Sergeant Kim Riley told ABC News that while they are investigating a possible connection, police have had “over 1,000 photographs of people who look like the guy in the sketch.”

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Nations was booked into the Teller County Jail in Divide, Colorado, on a charge of weapons possession by a previous offender. Additional charges are pending, according to a spokesperson for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado.

The investigation continues — and police have offered a reward of over $230,000 in exchange for information leading to an arrest.

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Main photo: Liberty German and Abigail Williams [ABC News (screenshot)]