El Paso County Crime

After Woodland Park arrest, could authorities be dealing with a possible serial killer?

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. - We are continuing to learn more about a man who was recently arrested on a weapons charge in Woodland Park.

On Thursday, Daniel Nations, 31, made his first court appearance in Teller County since the arrest. It was related to a custody battle between him and his wife. 



The El Paso County Sheriff's Office also filed two new charges against Nations including Felony Menacing and Reckless Endangerment.

We believe this is connected to the reported incidents out of Monument involving a hatchet earlier this month. 

The Sheriff's Office stated on Thursday night, "We anticipate more charges will be forthcoming in the next few days."

In the same area and around the same time as the menacing reports, the body of Tim Watkins was found fatally shot. 

Now, we are learning Nations could be linked to the murder of two teens in New Delphi, Ind. 

The bodies of Liberty German and Abigail Williams were found near a hiking trail on February 14.

A day after a sketch was released of their possible killer (July 17), investigators started looking into Nations. 

KRDO NewsChannel 13 spoke with a retired investigator who says it's too convenient to be a coincidence. 

"It seems complicated from tv shows and stuff like that…This is a case where they'll be able to roll the guy in and roll the guy out if they have to," said C.W. Jensen.

When Nations was arrested Woodland Park police found inside his car a hatchet and a 22. cal rifle.

Authorities also discovered that Daniel was a registered sex offender and had been convicted of domestic violence out of Indiana.  

Nations next court date is scheduled for October 16. 


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