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Daniel Nations arrested; police look in to connection with Delphi Murders

Sept. 16, 2018 – The authorities have stated they do not consider Daniel Nations a suspect in the killing of the two Delphi teens and feel he had no involvement in the case.  He did an interview with the Gazette and you can find it here.

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On Sept. 28, the police stated they are now looking at this guy (photo below) as possibly being tied to the Delphi Murders.  HIs name is Daniel Nations and he is a registered sex offender since 2007 after he was convicted of indecent exposure in Beaufort, South Carolina.  The authorities arrested him on Monday in Woodland Park, Colorado because the Chevrolet Prizm with Indiana license plates was identified in several tips regarding menacing complaints in the Mount Herman area, and in the town of Monument.  According to the media, a man was using a hatchet to threaten people, and they gave a description of a car that Nations was driving.  Katelyn Nations, and two children were also in the car.  The authorities are also looking at an incident with bicyclist, Tim Watkins who was shot to death on a Colorado trail two weeks ago, to see if Nations is involved.


Daniel Nations
Daniel Nations

The car Nations was driving had expired Indiana license plates on it.  The next thing for the police to do is find out if Daniels was in Delphi, Indiana on Feb. 13.  Research shows that Nations was convicted of public indecency in 2016 in Indiana for fondling. In 2013, it shows his address was listed as being in 35 W High St 6, Mooresville, IN.  I’m sure the authorities are working double time on this case to get to the bottom of it.  Since they already have DNA, they should be able to get answers quickly.

UPDATE  8/21/17 – Authorities this morning stated they have DNA evidence in connection with the murders of Libby and Abby.  They also have revealed they have more audio, but it is only of the girls talking together.  The authorities have stated they are thoroughly going over everything piece by piece.  This may explain why so much time has gone by before this latest DNA evidence was found.  It just took a while for the police to get to it.  BUT, it is not clear what DNA it is.  It could belong to the killer or Libby or Abby.  The police have not clarified.  In fact, Sgt. Holeman specifically told FOX 59, “We are still working on identifying all of the DNA that we have there.”  Even though there is a composite and a far away photo of the man, his identity remains a mystery.

“It does not appear to be anything more than some discussion between the girls. We have only released a portion of it. There are some others we think could help us but again protecting the integrity of the investigation is key so we cannot release everything because there are certain people that know the details and if we release it all then we get into false confessions,” said Sgt. Holeman.

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A manhunt is on for a man who authorities believe may be responsible for the deaths of two 13-year-olds.

UPDATE 2/23/17 – The police now have an audio of the man that is suspected of killing Libby and Abby.  The police stated act Abby had used her phone to take a photo of a man and to also record him speaking.  The police have only supplied a part of the audio where the man says, “down the hill.”  There is speculation that the audio may have also heard their murders but the police are not commenting on that.  Then on Thursday, they announced they have recovered some DNA of the suspect.  All they need now is a break that will lead them to this person, so they can arrest the person or persons responsible for their murders. Read more here

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