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Kelsi German, the older sister of one of the teens found dead in two years ago in Delphi, Indiana, hosted a livestream on YouTube to debunk some of the rumors surrounding the murder investigation.
German’s younger sister Liberty and friend Abigail Williams were last seen alive on Feb. 13, 2017 when they were dropped off at Delphi Historic Trails on a day off from school so they could do some hiking. The girls were found dead the next day, and despite receiving more than 40,000 tips, the police have made no arrests. On Tuesday, Kelsi German went live to debunk several social media conspiracies and express her hope that the search for the killer will be successful.
“We still have so many rumors and I know this video probably won’t fix them,” Kelsi said in the livestream. “I know that people are still going to use them, but I’m hoping that this will make sure that the new people will listen to what family is saying rather than getting dug in and stuck to the rumors.”
Kelsi addressed several rumors and questions that have been buzzing through the internet.
For example, she acknowledged that her sister’s cell phone did ping on two towers, but said this was only because of the small size of the town.
“It’s not like her phone was moving around town — that didn’t happen. Her phone was in one place but it was pinging from different ones because of how close together the towers are.”
Additionally, Kelsi also expressed how supportive her family is, including her father, who while he didn't raise her, also didn't deserve to be suspected in the death of her 14-year-old sister. He had been under some social media scrutiny due to his silence about the case, and Kelsi defends him.
“He doesn't talk because he knows that people will play a game of telephone with him. They will change our words, they twist our words all the time, and he doesn’t want you guys to do that, so he just chooses not to speak.”
Kelsi made sure to point out that her family has been nothing but cooperative with the police, and that there is surely hope for the two-year-old case to be closed soon. In the meantime, her family continues to raise money for the memorial park that will commemorate the lives of the young girls who were found dead on Valentine’s Day.
“I know they’re going to get an arrest soon. We just don’t know when, and it’s coming. And they can’t tell us everything unfortunately, but to be honest, I don’t really want to know everything.”
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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