BRIGHTON — An Adams County man is being held without bond after admitting to killing two local teenagers and burying their bodies in Sedgwick.
Deputies arrested 43-year-old William Dean Otto on Sunday, Aug. 11, and he had a brief court appearance Monday morning. Formal charges are pending from the Adams County District Attorney’s office.
An arrest affidavit alleges Otto told sheriff’s deputies that he shot and killed 16-year-old Gustavo “Danny” Espinosa-Gamboa, 16, and Jonathan Gonzalez, 15, on Friday, Aug. 9, after the boys allegedly tried to attack him with a butcher knife in his home on the 8200 block of High Street in unincorporated Adams County, near Thornton.
The affidavit states Otto told investigators that he took the bodies to an area near a family farm in Sedgwick County and buried them. Adams County sheriff’s officials confirmed Monday that two bodies were recovered in the area Otto described; autopsies were performed Monday and results are pending from the coroner’s office.
Both Espinosa-Gamboa and Gonzalez had been reported missing over the weekend.
The affidavit states that Otto claims the argument between him and the teens stemmed from a supposed blackmail attempt, in which Espinosa-Gamboa and Gonzalez allegedly sought $20,000 from Otto to not release a video in which Otto solicited sex from one of the boys.
Prior to any homicide charges, Otto had a few traffic citations on his Colorado criminal record.