ANOTHER ARREST, SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN TEENS’ KILLINGS
el paso county» Another arrest was made in the slayings of two teens found along a remote roadside, and investigators are looking for two more suspects.
Alander Jordon Wilson, 43, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempt to influence a public official, according to the sheriff’s office. The charge stems from the double homicide of Natalie Partida and Derek Greer.
Also on Tuesday, the sheriff ’s office said it’s seeking the public’s help in finding Carlos Daniel Meza on a weapons charge related to the investigation. Investigators also are looking for Endo Velarde in the case.
The teens’ bodies were found March 12 near Fountain.
Meza, who goes by the alias Tink, is described as a Hispanic man, about 5-foot-9 and 142 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Velarde, 17, a.k.a. Sleepy, is about 5-foot-8 and 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. They are the seventh and eighth suspects connected to the investigation.
Three storm chasers killed
B spur, texas» Three storm chasers, including a former Douglas County High School alumnus, were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe storms Tuesday. The storms spawned multiple funnel clouds and an occasional tornado in open areas Tuesday afternoon. No damage was reported. The crash happened at a remote intersection about 55 miles southeast of Lubbock. The Texas Department of Public Safety identified former Douglas County resident Corbin Lee Jaeger, 25, of Peoria, Ariz., among the dead. The others were Kelley Gene Williamson, 57, and Randall Delane Yarnall, 55, both of Cassville, Mo.
Climber injured in 60-foot fall
B boulder county» A climber was injured after he lost his hold on a perch on the Rincon Wall and fell 60 feet Monday in Eldorado Canyon State Park, officials said. The 32-year-old man suffered moderate injuries. He was taken to Boulder Community Hospital, the sheriff’s office said. The climber’s name was not released. An emergency call was received at 5:39 p.m., and a large team of mountain rescuers and deputies responded, including members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group. The rock climber had fallen while on the “Evictor” route up the Rincon Wall, officials said. The man’s friends said he is an experienced climber familiar with the route.
BLM completes land swap near Aspen with billionaire
B carbondale» The Bureau of Land Management announced Monday that it had completed a land swap with Leslie Wexner, owner of Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works, and his wife, Abigail, the Aspen Daily News reported. The swap privatizes 1,260 acres of public land near Mount Sopris. The Wexners would give up about 670 acres of ranch land near Carbondale, some of it popular with mountain bikers. The swap involves lands in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties. Staff and wire reports