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An anonymous donor has given $100,000 to assist the investigation into the 2017 murders of two Indiana teens known nationally as the Delphi Murders.
Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were found dead on Valentine’s Day 2017 after going missing the previous day while hiking on the Delphi Historic Trails during a day off from school. Their bodies were found about a half-mile off the hiking trail.
The Indiana State Police announced on Monday that an anonymous donor gave $100,000 to the Delphi Investigation Reward Fund, which now totals $325,000 and will be given to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.
State Police Superintendent Doug Carter told WPTA in Indiana that investigators believe the killer is hiding in plain sight and is likely still in Delphi.
"We have a witness. You made mistakes," Carter warned, talking directly to the murderer. "We are coming for you and there's no place for a heartless coward like you to hide that gets his thrill from killing little girls."
Liberty’s older sister, Kelsi German has pushed to keep a spotlight on the case in the years since the murders.
"Over the past four years we have been amazed by all the support and love people have for our girls," she told Oxygen.com. "We are incredibly grateful for the kind donor that added $100,000 to the reward fund this week. We pray that this donation is another step closer to finding justice for Abby and Libby. Please let 2021 be their year for justice! If you know something, say something."
The state police encourage people to send in tips but urge the people to refrain from posting side-by-side pictures of the sketch and anyone they believe is a suspect on social media.
“These types of posts do not help the investigation and can slander innocent people and their families,” they stated. “We want to thank the public for your continued desire to help solve this case, but please do this with the consideration of others in mind. The Indiana State Police and Carroll County Sheriff's Department will not publicly clear anyone in this investigation until an arrest has been made.”
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact law enforcement by emailing email@example.com or calling 844-459-5786.
When contacting the tip hotline, authorities are requesting as much information as possible. For example, the full name of the person of interest, their date of birth or approximate age, physical description, address, vehicle information, why they could be involved, and if they have a connection to Delphi. Your information will be sent directly to the investigative team, which is still actively working on this case every day. If a member of the team needs more information about your tip, they will contact you.
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