[Posted at 12:57 p.m. ET] While the investigation into the slaying of Colorado's prison chief is "wide open," a top law enforcement official told CNN that one case involving a Saudi national is being considered.
When asked if any cases have risen to the top in the search for who killed Tom Clements, El Paso County Undersheriff Paula Presley brought up a case involving Homaidan al-Turki.
"There has been, you know, one case in specific that has been mentioned, certainly that the media has mentioned, with al-Turki, who was denied transfer back to Saudi Arabia. And certainly that has been in the media in the last 24 hours," Presley said, referring to reports in both the Denver Post and CNN affiliate the Denver Channel. Read more about this case
[Posted at 11:25 a.m. ET] Colorado beefed up security at the governor's office and other statewide locations amid the search for the person who gunned down the state's prison chief at his home less than 48 hours earlier, law enforcement said.
Tom Clements was shot dead Tuesday night after opening the door at his home in Monument, about 50 miles south of Denver.
"We are looking at all potential tips, leads, threats that Mr. Clements may have had from anybody in that prison system," El Paso County Undersheriff Paula Presley told CNN on Thursday. "The investigation is wide open at this point."