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Reports: Arrest Made In Connection With Delphi Murder Investigation
Friends Abby Williams and Libby German were found murdered on Feb.14, 2017. Indiana authorities are now planning a major news conference in connection with the case.
Authorities in Indiana will conduct a multi-agency news conference regarding the Delphi murder investigation amid multiple reports that an arrest has been made.
The Indiana State Police will hold a press conference on Monday regarding the 2017 double murder of friends Abigail “Abby” Williams, 13, and Liberty “Libby” German, 14, as confirmed in a press release e-mailed to Oxygen.com. If numerous local media reports are accurate, authorities are expected to announce a suspect tied to the case has been apprehended.
Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Jeremy Piers and officials with the Carroll County Prosecutor’s Office were unable to confirm with Oxygen.com whether an arrest had been made.
Kelsi German, Libby’s older sister and a fierce advocate in the case, confirmed Monday’s press conference in a tweet late Friday morning.
“Today is the day,” she posted with a purple-colored heart emoji.
On Feb. 13, 2017, Abby and Libby disappeared near the Monon High Bridge, part of the Delphi Historic Trails in Indiana, roughly 80 miles northwest of Indianapolis. The friends planned for an afternoon walk while enjoying a day off from school, though they didn’t return to a pick-up location where they were supposed to meet their parents, according to the FBI.
The girls’ bodies were found the next day, about half a mile from where they were dropped off. According to ABC Indianapolis affiliate WRTV, the bodies were left in a wooded area at the far end of a private property.
Investigators have not publicized how the girls were killed.
The case gained nationwide attention after cell phone footage captured on Libby German’s phone showed an unidentified man walking in their direction, a man believed to be the murder suspect. Audio clips released by the FBI reveal the stranger saying, “Guys…down the hill.”
Despite more than 40,000 tips in the case, six-figure rewards and numerous theories coursing through internet forums and true-crime platforms, there have been no arrests for the girls’ murders.
More will be revealed by the Delphi Double Homicide Task Force at Monday’s press conference at 10:00 a.m. EST. Multiple agencies will be in attendance, including the Indiana State Police, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Carroll County Prosecutor’s Office.