2 more people sought in connection to murder of 2 Colorado Springs teens

Posted at 3:05 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 00:33:38-04

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. – Law enforcement authorities are looking for two more men wanted in connection with the murder of two teenagers found dead south of Fountain March 12.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says it is looking for Carlos Daniel Meza, who also goes by “Tink,” on weapons charges in relation to the murders of Derek Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, both of Colorado Springs.

It said later Tuesday that it was also looking for 17-year-old Endo Velarde, also known as “Sleepy,” on felony charges relating to the two teens’ murders.

Velarde is a Hispanic man described as 5-foot-8 and 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Gustavo Antonio Marquez, 19, was arrested March 19 and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of child abuse resulting in death in the case.

And last Saturday, the sheriff’s office arrested four others on various charges relating to the teens’ deaths, including murder, kidnapping, robbery and child abuse. On Tuesday, another man was arrested in connection to the murder, bringing the total number of arrests so far to six, with Velarde and Meza still outstanding.

The sheriff’s office says Meza and Velarde are both known previous offenders and that anyone who sees them should call 911 and not approach either.

Meza is described as a Hispanic man who is 5-foot-9 and approximately 140 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.


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