DECATUR, Texas --Investigators who searched Evan Ebel's 1991 Cadillac DeVille after a shootout with Texas sheriff's deputies found bomb-making materials, instructions and documents from the Colorado Department of Corrections, according to court paperwork filed Tuesday.
Texas detectives listed the items among other pieces of evidence retrieved from the car, which police have said was involved in the March 19 slaying of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements. Authorities believe Ebel killed Clements and was involved in the slaying two days earlier of Denver Domino's Pizza delivery driver Nathan Leon.
Texas sheriff's deputies shot and killed Ebel on Thursday after he opened fire on them after a wild chase and shootout. Rangers searched the Cadillac and inventoried
Among them was: a "document with apparent bomb-making instructions" that was inside a black backpack; "documents from the department of corrections;" handwritten directions; and "apparent letters from Nate," according to the inventory released by the Wise County Clerk's Office. Texas authorities gave those items to El Paso County sheriff's detectives, who are investigating Clements' murder.
There was no indication whether the DOC documents related to Ebel or Clements. It also was not immediately clear whether the "letters from Nate" involved Leon or someone else.
Texas authorities gave Denver police, who are investigating the killing of Leon, a plastic bag containing a mask and sunglasses; a Domino's "heatwave" bag; a Domino's pizza box from inside the bag; and a Domino's shirt and visor. They also collected a digital voice recorder, a roll of duct tape and zip ties.
Contained in the trunk of the Cadillac were a Uniden Model UDW155 surveillance system and surveillance cameras.
El Paso County Sheriff's Sgt. Joe Roybal would not comment on evidence in the case.
The sheriff's department said Monday the 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun Ebel used in the Texas shootout was the same gun used in the killing of Clements.