3rd suspect in custody in Colorado man's killing in Lusk

By: AP
By: AP

Boulder, CO (AP) - Authorities have arrested a third suspect in the suspected drug-related killing of a Colorado man whose body was found in Wyoming.

The Daily Camera reports Daniel Ortiz is in custody in Denver in connection with the killing of 25-year-old Nathanial Tallman of Lafayette. Fifty-eight-year-old Russell Britton and 26-year-old Moises Mendez have also been arrested in the deadly shooting. Prosecutors say Britton helped Mendez and Ortiz cover up the crime.

Tallman vanished nearly two months ago after allegedly going to meet Britton for a marijuana deal. Investigators say phone records show the last known location of Tallman's cellphone was near Britton's Larimer County home that evening. Detectives say they found blood in Britton's van that matched Tallman's DNA.

His body was found March 13 along a highway near Lusk, Wyo.

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