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Person of Interest In Delphi Murders Back In Indiana

Daniel Nations, who is a person of interest in the Delphi murders, has been extradited back to Johnson County on unrelated charges

FRANKLIN, Ind. -- A man considered a person of interest in the Delphi murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German is back in Indiana to answer to unrelated felony charges.

Daniel Nations waived his extradition rights in Colorado in January after a felony warrant for failing to register as a sexual violent offender was issued from Johnson County, Indiana. Those charges are not related to the Delphi investigation. 

Nations arrived at the Johnson County Jail as of Sunday morning, according to Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox. 

Nations was in court in Colorado in January, also on unrelated charges to the Delphi investigation, about providing false information to law enforcement. He was going to be released on his own recognizance, but then the sheriff's office found a warrant from Johnson County.

Nations was arrested in September 2017 following reports that he was threatening hikers with a hatchet on a Colorado trail. 

Investigators in Colorado contacted Indiana State Police after receiving multiple tips comparing Nations' mugshot to the sketch of the Delphi killer. 

Besides possible similarities in his appearance to the police sketch of the Delphi killer, a number of other coincidences drew investigators toward Nations. He is a registered sex offender, was driving with expired Indiana plates when he was arrested in Colorado and he was living in Indiana at the time Libby and Abby were murdered.

Nations was named a "person of interest" in the case but was never officially charged in connection with the crimes. Indiana State Police said in October 2017 that Nations was 'neither included nor excluded' as a suspect. 


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