08/13/2013 11:33 am ET

William 'Billy' Otto Allegedly Confesses To Killing, Burying 2 Teens In Sex-Extortion Case

A 43-year-old Colorado man is being held first degree murder charges after he allegedly confessed to shooting and burying two teenage boys who he says were trying to blackmail him.

Around his neighborhood in Thornton, William "Billy" Otto was known as the "cool guy" who would invite teenage boys to his house and give out alcohol, until one boy said he captured a cell phone video of Otto touching him inappropriately and soliciting him for sex.

According to an arrest affidavit, Gustavo "Danny" Espinosa-Gamboa, 16, and Jonathan Gonzalez, 15, showed at least one friend a video of Otto touching Danny inappropriately and asking to perform oral sex on the teen.

Shortly after showing the video to their friend, 17-year-old Issiah Furley, the boys went missing.

"I went down there, saw blood on the door handles, still didn't believe it," Furley told 9News. "When I saw him, he was pale. He shut the door, locked it."

Afterwards, Furley called the police.

Otto later told authorities that Danny and his friend Jonathan came to his house and each handed him a note demanding $10,000. Otto also claimed that Jonathan threatened him with a butcher knife before Otto went into the bedroom and got the gun he used to kill the boys.

In the arrest affidavit, Otto says he wrapped up the bodies in blankets and drove them 150 miles to his family farm in Sedgwick, Colorado about 23 miles from the Nebraska border where he buried them in "his favorite place on the property."

Otto directed authorities to the shallow graves, and dive teams also spent at least two days searching an Adams County lake for evidence.

Otto is being held without bond, and police declined to release a photo, saying the investigation is still ongoing.



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