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Police: 2 Arrested In Missing Colorado Man’s Death

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Nate Tallman (credit: CBS)

Nate Tallman (credit: CBS)

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — Police say two people have been arrested in the death of a missing Colorado man whose body was found in Wyoming.

Lafayette police Cmdr. Brian Rosipajla said on Saturday that 58-year-old Russell Britton and 26-year-old Moises Cazares Mendez were arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Britton is being held in the Boulder County Jail without bond, and Mendez was in a San Diego jail on $1 million bond.

Police identified a body found outside Lusk, Wyo., on Thursday as 25-year-old Nathaniel Tallman, reported missing Jan. 23. No details on his death were released.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Police gave little information on the arrests. Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett said he couldn’t release more details, saying, “We won’t rush to any conclusions or any announcements.”

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