Thousands Of Tips Roll In After New Sketch Released In Delphi Murders Case

Indiana State Police released a new sketch, as well as audio and video clips, of the man they think killed teens Liberty German and Abigail Williams in 2017.

By Gina Tron

Police in Indiana have received thousands of tips related to the Delphi murders of two teen girls in the weeks since releasing a new sketch along with audio and video clips of the man they think is responsible.

Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were found killed on Valentine’s Day 2017, just one day after vanishing from the Delphi Historic Trails, where they'd been out hiking on a day off from school.

On Monday, the task force investigating the unsolved murders said they've received more than 2,700 tips since the release of the new information, according to the Journal & Courier in Lafayette, Indiana. Of the 2,700 tips there have been more than 2,200 emails and 400 calls. The other 135 tips came in the forms of walk-ins at police departments.

Information on the case is available on the Indiana State Police website and they urge people to call in with any  tips they might have.

Since February 2017, police have received 42,000 tips. However, no arrests has been made.

A day before the two girls were found murdered, they were let off near an abandoned rail bridge to go hiking but didn’t show up when they were supposed to be picked up, according to the Indiana State Police. Their bodies were found about a half mile away.

The day after they were killed, police distributed a photograph of a white male wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket and a hoodie on the trail, and police are calling him a possible suspect in the murders.  

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At a press conference held last month,  Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter said he believes the suspect lives in Delphi. He added that he think it’s possible investigators have already interviewed the killer or that he may have even been in the room during the presser.

“We believe you are hiding in plain sight,” he said.“For more than two years, you never thought we’d shift gears to a new investigative strategy but we have.”

Anyone with information about the case may call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at 844-459-5786; the Indiana State Police at 800-382-7537; the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department at 765-564-2413; or by email to Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.

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