Seventh arrest made in connection with deaths of 2 El Paso County teens

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -- A seventh person has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two teenagers earlier this month, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

Angelita Prado, 21, was taken into custody on kidnapping charges related to the investigation into the deaths of Derek Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16. Their bodies were found along a rural road near Fountain on March 12.

The sheriff's office already had six people in custody in the case.

On Tuesday, it announced Alander Jordan Wilson, 43, was taken into custody. He faces a charge of attempting to influence a public official.

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

Also being sought is Endo Velarde, 17. He is wanted on felony charges related to the double homicide.

The first suspect arrested, 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.