Police in Indiana have released a composite sketch of a suspect in the death of two teen girls earlier this year, using a description of a witness who just recently came forward, reports say.
Indiana State Police are hoping the sketch will lead to the identification of the suspect in the murders of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, on the Delphi Historic Trails on Feb. 13.
(Police have released a sketch of a suspect in the killing of the two girls who were hiking a trail near their hometown of Delphi, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis, in February. Courtesy of NBC News and YouTube)
According to ABC News, Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said the person providing the description saw the suspect near Delphi.
However, the witness just recently met with FBI investigators.
The composite sketch shows the man a goatee, wearing a cap and possibly a hooded sweat shirt.
He reportedly is 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10 with reddish-brown hair and weighs between 180 and 220 pounds.
(Indiana Police Release Audio Of Suspected Killer Of Libby German And Abby Williams. Law enforcement agencies dedicated to solving the tragic slayings of Abigail “Abby” Williams, 13, and 14-year-old Libby German. Courtesy of the New York Daily News and YouTube. Posted February 22, 2017)
“It will give people a clearer image of who we are looking for,” Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley tells the Associated Press.
Anna Williams, the mother of Abigail, tells WISH Channel 8 that the composite is “one step closer” to catching the girls’ killer.
“She should be here. She’s supposed to be here,” Williams twlls WISH. “We’re supposed to be getting ready for her freshman year of high school.”
Liberty and Abigail were dropped off in the afternoon of Feb. 13 at the Delphi Historic Trails. They were reported missing when they did not show up when relatives arrived to pick them up.
The girls’ bodies were found a day later in a wooded area near a bridge over a creek on the trail.
A photo of the suspect was found on one of the girls’ cellphone, and Liberty also managed to record the suspect’s voice on her phone.
Police say a reward of more than $230,000 is possible for a tip that leads to a conviction. Tips can be submitted by calling 844-459-5786 or by email at AbbyAndLibbyTip@cacoshrf.com.