DELPHI, Ind. (ADAMS) – It has been nearly a year since the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German and the Indiana State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department are providing this brief update on the status of the investigation.
Both agencies say they remain fully engaged with investigative personnel assigned to the case.
On Monday, February 13th, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the two young girls were let off near the Monon High Bridge, an abandoned rail bridge over Deer Creek to walk around and hang out. They were to be picked up later in the afternoon, but did not show up there at the previously arranged time. Following an extensive search, at approximately 12:15 p.m. on February 14, 2017, the bodies of the two girls were found in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail, approximately one-half mile upstream from the bridge.
On Wednesday, February 15th, law enforcement officers distributed a photograph of a person observed on the Delphi Historic Trail. The photograph appears to depict a white male wearing blue jeans, a blue coat/jacket, and a hoodie. During the course of the investigation, preliminary evidence has led investigators to believe the person, in the distributed photograph, is a suspect in the investigation of the homicides of Abigail Williams and Liberty German.
Additionally, investigators have released a voice recording, extracted from a video found on Liberty “Libby” German’s cell phone, that may be connected to the homicides. You can hear that recording and read more on this case HERE
In addition to agencies staying actively involved, new interest was sparked recently as a result of the the story being featured on the Dr. Phil Show.
As the second year of this investigation commences on February 13th, the most visible change will be the base of operations. As many will recall, the investigation was originally headquartered above the Delphi City Hall and later moved to the REMC building on Franklin Street, in Delphi. Now, moving forward, the need for such a large dedicated area is not necessary and the investigative base of operations will be relocated back to the office space above city hall.
Agencies say it is important to acknowledge and thank the Carroll White REMC members, Board of Directors, Management Team and Employees for their gracious support providing a base of operations at the Franklin Street REMC building since February of 2017. This facility provided more than adequate space needed to investigate leads in the critical initial months of this ongoing investigation. Moving forward, Mayor Shane Evans, on behalf of the City of Delphi, has arranged for outside law enforcement personnel to utilize space in Delphi’s city municipal building where all involved investigators and support staff will be able to work closely with other local law enforcement officials.
Without doubt, someone, somewhere has the tip needed to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion. We urge anyone with this information to either call the toll free number tip line at 844-459-5786 or email the tip to: [email protected] Callers to the tip line may remain anonymous.