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Investigation continues one year after murder of prisons chief

By Rana Novini, Anchor/Reporter, r.novini@krdo.com
Published On: Mar 20 2014 01:24:55 AM CDT

Investigators say they haven't stopped looking for answers in the murder of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Investigators say they haven't stopped looking for answers in the murder of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements.

Wednesday marks one year since his death.  Police say parolee Evan Ebel murdered pizza delivery driver Nathan Leon of Denver several days earlier and used his uniform as a ploy to get Clements to answer his front door.  When Clements answered, he was shot and killed.

Lisa Clements, Tom Clements' widow, told The Denver Post she's angry and frustrated at the slow pace of the investigation.  She said she doesn't know much more now than she did about her husband's murder 48 hours after it happened.  She also said she finds it hard to believe that Ebel acted alone.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation.  Lt. Jeff Kramer told KRDO NewsChannel 13 that the case is complex, but investigators are continuing to look into the possibility of other suspects.  Ebel was a known member of the 211 Crew -- a white supremacist prison gang.

"We have to look at the various gangs inside and outside of prison," Kramer said.  Doing so will take awhile, Kramer explained, since Ebel was in prison for a number of years.

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