Police Seek Person Of Interest In Deaths Of Missing Teens

Police want to speak with a man photographed near where two girls were dropped off before their dead bodies were found. 

By Benjamin H. Smith

Police in Indiana are looking for a man who was photographed hiking in the area where two girls went missing before turning up dead. Liberty “Libby” German, 14, and Abigail “Abbie” Williams, 13, both from the small town of Delphi, were reported missing Monday when they didn’t return from a hike. On Tuesday their dead bodies were found along a stream, less than a mile from where they had been dropped off, according to CBS News.

Police released a photo of the man, clad in blue jeans and a blue jacket, in hopes he might at the very least have information related to the girl’s deaths. He was photographed near the MononHigh Bridge, a local destination point, where the girls were dropped off and where Libby German took a Snapchat photo of Abbie, an hour after they had been dropped off.

Though police haven not released details of the girls’ death, they have confirmed they are looking for their killer, or killers. As reported in The Indianapolis Star newspaper, Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley said during a news conference Wednesday: "This is considered a double homicide investigation, and no further information will be released at this time." Riley says police are  of Delphi “following up on hundreds of hundreds of leads that have come in," from the small, tight-knit community of Delphi, Indiana. "Yes, there is somebody out there who did this,” he told reporters, “and we're going to track them down." 

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