April 22, 2019 – In Breaking News – Fox News
Authorities on Monday released video of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers two years ago and urged the public to scrutinize the footage, which shows him walking on an abandoned railroad bridge the girls visited while out hiking the day they were slain.
The Indiana State Police also released a new sketch of the suspect, which State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said was produced thanks to “new information and intelligence” collected during the investigation into the February 2017 killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.
During a briefing in the girls’ hometown of Delphi, he said a previously released composite sketch that depicted a white man with a goatee, cap and hooded sweater is now secondary to the new sketch, which shows a clean-shaven, younger looking man.
(Authorities have released a new sketch and footage of the man they say murdered two teenage girls on an Indiana hiking trail two years ago as they warn that the killer is likely ‘hiding in plain sight’. Courtesy of the Daily Mail and YouTube. Posted on Apr 22, 2019.)
Investigators still haven’t said how the teens were killed, and they declined to take questions at Monday’s briefing.
Carter said investigators believe the suspect is between the ages of 18 and 40, and that he either lives or lived in Delphi or regularly visits or works in the area.
He vowed that police will solve the case and he addressed the suspect directly during the briefing.
“We believe you are hiding in plain sight. For more than two years, you never thought we would shift gears to a different investigative strategy, but we have,” he said.
Carter also taunted the suspect, calling him “a coward” and saying authorities have likely already interviewed him or someone close to him.
He also suggested that the man’s friends or family might suspect that he killed the girls “because of how different you are since the murders.”
“The question to you: What will those closest to you think of when they find out that you brutally murdered two little girls? Two children.”
“Only a coward would do such a thing,” Carter said.
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The Delphi Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff, the Indiana State Police, and the FBI are asking for your assistance in identifying the suspect in the double homicide of two teenage girls, Abigail J. “Abby” Williams, 13, and Liberty Rose Lynn “Libby” German, 14, both from Delphi.
On Monday, February 13th, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the two young girls were let off near the Monon High Bridge, an abandoned rail bridge over Deer Creek to walk around and hang out.
They were to be picked up later in the afternoon, but did not show up there at the previously arranged time.
(Remembering the lives of Abigail Williams and Liberty German, two teens who were killed in the small town of Delphi, Indiana. Courtesy of RTV6 The Indy Channel and YouTube. Posted on Apr 27, 2017.)
Following an extensive search, at approximately 12:15 p.m. on February 14, 2017, the bodies of the two girls were found in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail, approximately one-half mile upstream from the bridge.
On Wednesday, February 15th, law enforcement officers distributed a photograph of a person observed on the Delphi Historic Trail.
The photograph appears to depict a white male wearing blue jeans, a blue coat/jacket, and a hoodie.
During the course of the investigation, preliminary evidence has led investigators to believe the person, in the distributed photograph, is a suspect in the investigation of the homicides of Abigail Williams and Liberty German.
Additionally, investigators have released an updated voice recording and video of the suspect not previously released that was extracted from Liberty “Libby” German’s cell phone.
Those recordings and videos are available at https://www.in.gov/isp/delphi.htm.
(“Somebody knows this voice,” one Delphi citizen told Inside Edition. A source familiar with the investigation described the full cell phone recording as “the stuff of nightmares.” Courtesy of Inside Edition and YouTube. Posted on Feb 23, 2017.)
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to send tips to this email address:ABBYANDLIBBYTIP@CACOSHRF.COM
Email is the preferred way to send tips to help solve this crime.
Information sent by email is kept confidential and is only shared with investigators.
The telephone Tip Line is (844) 459-5786
Tips are also accepted by the Indiana State Police at (800) 382-7537, or by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department at (765) 564-2413.
Information can be reported anonymously; however, the Indiana State Police, the FBI, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the homicides of Liberty German and Abigail Williams.
The amount of the reward may be in excess of $200,000 depending upon the value of the information provided.
Law enforcement authorities reserve the right to reject a claim for reward where there has been collusion or criminal involvement.
The reward may be apportioned between various persons and/or paid for the arrest of the responsible person(s), as the circumstances fairly dictate.
The Indiana State Police Alliance (ISPA) has established an account for individuals or businesses wishing to donate to the Delphi Reward Fund.
- Checks should be made payable to the Indiana State Police Alliance Foundation.
- “Delphi Reward” should be entered on the memo line. Donations can be mailed to:
- Indiana State Police Alliance
1415 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
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