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Indiana police in Colorado to question man about murders of two girls

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Investigators from Indiana are now in Colorado to question a man about any possible connections to the murders of two girls earlier this year. 

Indiana State Police say they've received hundreds of tips following the release of a composite sketch during their investigation into the killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams in Delphi, Indiana. The girls were out walking a trail and never returned home in February. Their bodies were found 2 days after the girls were reported missing.

(Composite sketch released of suspect in killing of 2 girls in Delphi, Indiana, side-by-side with a photo taken by one of the victims on the day she disappeared. Courtesy: Indiana State Police)

RELATED: Feb. 2017 - Bodies found during search for 2 missing Indiana girls

Daniel Nations is being held on charges of felony menacing and reckless endangerment following reports of a man with a hatchet threatening people in the Mount Herman and Monument area. Those charges were filed in El Paso County.

A spokesperson says more charges are expected to be filed in the coming days. Nations was arrested Monday in Teller County on a weapons charge during a traffic stop.

While being questioned, the couple admitted to having a hatchet and a recently purchased .22 caliber rifle in the trunk of the car. The wife claimed she bought the gun for protection after a recent car break-in.

The arrest report states, "(the officer) was interviewing D. Nations regarding the menacing incident and I did hear D. Nation say he had a hatchett (sic) in the vehicle but he had not menaced anyone with it and stated 'we're not that kind of people.'"

According the officer's report, Nations said someone claiming to have been run off the road had reported him, but he had only shaken his fist at the other driver.

Officers were told to be on the lookout for a red Chevrolet Prizm reported to be involved in the incidents that happened shortly after the death of local bicyclist Tim Watkins earlier this month. 

Watkins was reported missing on September 14th. Authorities found his body on September 17th. Preliminary information indicates he died from multiple gunshot wounds.  Investigators have not released any information on a possible suspect in the homicide case. If you have any information, contact the El Paso County Sheriff's  at 719-390-5555.

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