INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana state troopers have traveled to Colorado to investigate whether a man accused of threatening people along a hiking trail with a hatchet could be linked to the unsolved murders of two teenage hikers in Indiana.

State Police Sgt. Kim Riley says at least two troopers arrived Friday in Colorado to investigate whether 31-year-old Daniel Nations could be a suspect in the killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. The Delphi, Indiana, girls were slain while hiking in February.

Riley says authorities should know by next week whether the Indiana man is “a viable subject” in the killings.

Nations is jailed in Colorado facing reckless endangerment and other charges for allegedly threatening people with a hatchet along a trail there.

It’s unclear if Nations has an attorney.

The police tip line for the case is 844-459-5786. Tips can also be reported by emailing