5 suspects in custody for deaths of 2 girls near Telluride

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TELLURIDE, Colo. — Authorities have identified five suspects in connection to the deaths of two girls in Telluride.

The children were found Friday morning on a farm outside of Norwood, about 35 miles west of Telluride, the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities believe the girls were 7 to 10 years old and had been dead for at least two weeks.

Frederick Blair, 23, Madani Ceus, 37, Ika Eden, 53, and Nathan Yah, 50, were arrested in the case.

(Photos: San Miguel Sheriff’s Office)

The four are charged with felony child abuse causing death, according to the sheriff’s office.

A fifth suspect, Nashika Bramble, turned herself in to police in Grand Junction on Saturday, the sheriff’s office said.

Nashika Bramble (Photo: San Miguel Sheriff’s Office)

“In my 37 years as sheriff, I have never seen anything as cruel and heartless as this,” Sheriff Bill Masters said in a statement.

Authorities say there is no immediate threat to the public.