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Possible link to murdered Indiana teens. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News at 4:30 a.m. on September 28, 2017. (WPVI)

A man arrested in Colorado this week has authorities in Indiana investigating a possible link to the disappearance and murders of two teen girls last February.

Thirty-one-year-old Daniel Nations was arrested Monday on suspicion of threatening people with a hatchet on a trail in Monument, Colorado earlier this month, in the same place where a cyclist was killed at the same time.

Police are not confirming that he is wanted in that murder.

However, authorities in Colorado are now reportedly looking into whether Nations, who is a convicted sex offender in Indiana, may have any involvement in the case of the two teen girls that were found dead after hiking on a nature trail in Delphi, Indiana.

Nations is being held in the Teller County jail. He's been charged with possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

Abigail J. "Abby" Williams, 13, and Rose Lynn "Libby" German, 14, were killed last February.

Investigators in Indiana say it's too early to draw a connection among the crimes.

A reward in excess of $230,000 has been offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murders of the Indiana teens.
Indiana State Police Statement:
"We are aware of the arrest of the person in Colorado and are investigating to see if he could be a suspect in the Delphi double murder investigation. Please keep in mind the Indiana State Police has received more than a thousand photos of persons alleged to be similar in appearance to the composite sketch of the Delphi person of interest. Each and everyone of these tips are investigated for any potential connection to our case. We will give the same attention to the person arrested in Colorado, but right now there is nothing that definitively connects this person to our investigation. If that should change - with this tip, or any other tip - rest assured we would be sharing such news with all media sources."

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