Sixth suspect arrested in connection with deaths of Colorado Springs teens; 2 others sought


EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday a sixth person has been arrested and two additional suspects are being sought in connection with the homicides of two teenagers earlier this month.

Alander Jordan Wilson, 43, was taken into custody. He faces a charge of attempting to influence a public official related to the investigation into the deaths of Derek Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, on March 12.

Their bodies were found on a rural road near Fountain.

Additionally, investigators are looking for Carlos Meza, who is also known as “Tink.” Meza is wanted on weapons charges related to the deaths the two Coronado High School students.

Late Tuesday night, the sheriff’s office said it was looking for Endo Velarde, 17. He is wanted on felony charges related to the double homicide.

Five other people had been arrested in the case before Tuesday.

One of the suspects, Gustavo Marquez, made his first appearance in court Tuesday to face formal murder and kidnapping charges.

The sheriff’s office announced the other four arrests on Saturday.

Diego Chacon, 18, was booked on two charges of first-degree murder, two charges of second-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery and child abuse. He was also arrested by El Paso County deputies before the homicides on drug and weapons charges.

Joseph Arthur Rodriquez, 18, was booked on two charges of first-degree murder, two charges of second-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery, child abuse and accessory. He was also previously arrested on kidnapping charges.

Marco Antonio Garcia-Bravo, 20, was booked on two charges of first-degree murder, two charges of second-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery and child abuse.

Alexandra Marie Romero, 20, was booked on charges of second-degree kidnapping and accessory.

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