THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – A man has been arrested after telling investigators in Adams County that he had killed two juveniles.
According to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday investigators were searching for two missing juveniles and were led to a man who lives at 8207 High Street in unincorporated Adams County, close to Thornton. He was identified as William Dean Otto, 43.
“Otto stated that he had killed the two juveniles. William Otto stated that he had transported the decedents to a specific area in Sedgwick,” Sgt. Terrance O’Neill said in a statement. “Otto supplied detectives with directions to locate where he had buried the bodies.”
Detectives found the burial site and exhumed two male bodies. Their identities haven’t been released.
“Otto was arrested and currently no other individuals have been identified as possible suspects in the investigation,” O’Neill said.
Otto’s neighbors say his house had teens coming and going constantly. The teens around the neighborhood say Otto gave them alcohol freely.
One teenage neighbor, Isaiah Furley, told CBS4’s Suzanne McCarroll he was there when his the victims — his close friends — showed Otto a cellphone video taken of him asking the teens for sex.
Furley told McCarroll he left Otto’s home after his friends showed Otto the video but returned when his friends went missing.
“I didn’t want to believe it. (I) went down there, saw blood on the door handles, still didn’t believe it, talked to my mom and she told me to call the police, and I called the police,” Furley said.
Furley said he told police his two friends went to Otto’s with a video they wanted to confront him about.
The victims had shown the video they took of Otto frequently and friends say they were open about their plan to blackmail him.
“They told me that he was over here hitting on them and telling them to do nasty things to him and they said they left right after that,” said Emilio Daigle, a friend of the victims.
“He never tried nothing with me, but they had him on video trying to do stuff,” another teenage boy said.
Christopher Furley, Isaiah’s cousin, lived in the home until a week ago and said Otto “had to have been threatened to go to that extreme.”
“There’s no other explanation,” he said.
Christopher said he spoke on the phone with Otto while Otto was on his alleged trip out of town burying his victims. He said he could sense something was wrong from the way he was talking on the phone.
The sheriff’s department says Otto remains in custody accused of shooting the two teens in the house and burying their bodies out in rural Sedgwick County. According to police, when the teens showed Otto the cellphone video he then pulled out a gun and shot them.