DELPHI, Ind. (KKTV/WTTV) - Daniel Nations, the man once considered a person of interest in the Delphi killings of two young girls, is not a major concern for investigators in Indiana.
"As you all know, we went out to Colorado and we spent a little bit of time with him [Daniel Nations], and he's not a person we care a whole lot about at this time," Superintendent Douglas Carter with the Indiana State Police said Tuesday. “Until somebody is arrested, we’re interested in almost everybody.”
Nations, who pleaded guilty to threatening people on Mount Herman in Colorado, had returned to Indiana to face charges for failing to register as a sex offender. After his guilty plea in El Paso County, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office sent deputies to Colorado to retrieve and book him into their county jail.
For the menacing and weapons charges related to the hatchet incident, Nations, 32, was sentenced to three years of supervised probation with a chance for prison time if he violates the terms of his probation.
Exactly one year after the disappearance of Abby Williams and Libby German, Indiana State Police held a press conference over their murders. Nations was a person of interest in the case, but following Tuesday's press conference it appears he may have little or no connection to the case involving Abby and Libby.
Carter spoke from the Delphi Historic Trails, where the Delphi teens were last seen.
Carter started by saying that over the past year, he’s seen the very best of humanity in such a trying time and he hopes the community continues to keep this case out in the forefront.
“I was able to see from afar this community and Carroll County and the City of Delphi come together and support not only the law enforcement and the people here who have given so much of their lives to this case but also to the families,” Carter said. “I came to plead and implore you to keep this out front and center.”
Carter went on to address why the Delphi case is so personal to him.
“It’s personal to me because those two young girls were everybody’s daughters,” Carter said. “In this beautiful place that represents the very best of humanity, and look what happened.”
Police say the case remains far from cold. Anyone with information that may help investigators is asked to call the tip line: 844-459-5786.