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Colorado prison chief death: two white supremacists sought

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(Read caption) This undated photo shows Thomas Guolee, said to be part of the 211 Crew, has been identified as person of interest in the March 19 slaying of Colorado prison chief Tom Clements.

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Investigators in the case of slain Colorado prison chief Tom Clements have begun a search for two white-supremacist prison gang members identified as persons of interest in the case.

The men, James Lohr and Thomas Guolee, are said to be part of the 211 Crew, a gang whose members also included Evan Ebel, the primary suspect in Mr. Clements’s killing. Mr. Ebel died in a shootout with police two days after the March 19 slaying.

Authorities have not elaborated on a tie between Ebel and Messrs. Lohr and Guolee, except to say they believe the three were in touch before the killing, The Denver Post reports.

But the warning issued Wednesday evening by the sheriff’s office in El Paso County, where Clements was killed, is the first indication that other members of the white supremacist group may have been involved in the slaying.

"These are a couple of names that have come up during the ongoing investigation of the Clements murder," Lt. Jeff Kramer, the public information officer for the sheriff’s office, told the Post. "Because of the circumstances where you have violent folks who are willing to execute a [Department of Corrections] official, we don't want to underestimate these guys.”

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