UPDATED July 17, 2017:
Delphi, IN – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, FBI, Delphi Police Department and the Indiana State Police are requesting assistance to identify the person depicted in this sketch who is believed to be connected to the murders of Abigail J. “Abby” Williams and Liberty Rose Lynn “Libby” German.
The person depicted in the composite sketch is described as a white male between 5’6” to 5’10”, weighing 180 to 220 pounds, with reddish brown hair, eye color unknown. This sketch depicts a hat that may not be accurate. We ask that you focus on the person’s facial features.
The composite drawing is the result of information received during the course of this ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about the murders or the person depicted in the composite sketch should call the established tip line at 844-459-5786 and can remain anonymous. Tips may also be emailed to email@example.com.
A reward in excess of $230,000 is offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these murders.
The Delphi Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff, the Indiana State Police, and the FBI are asking for your assistance in identifying the suspect in the double homicide of two teenage girls, Abigail J. “Abby” Williams, 13, and Liberty Rose Lynn “Libby” German, 14, both from Delphi.
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. Click above to hear the recording.
Tips can be reported to the Delphi Murder Tip Line at 1-844-459-5786. Information can also be reported by calling 1-800-225-5324 (800-Call FBI). Callers will have to follow a few prompts to report their information.
Information is also accepted through email at Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.
More information from the Indiana State Police is available here.
UPDATED MARCH 24, 2017: The Carroll County Sheriff, Delphi Police Department, Indiana State Police, and Federal Bureau of Investigation announce the operations involving the homicide investigations in Delphi, IN will begin to take on a different appearance in the weeks to follow. Through the excellent assistance of multiple law enforcement agencies the past several weeks, the number of remaining tips/leads are quickly becoming within the realm of manageability for the investigators who are involved in day to day operations. It is stressed that this does not mean the investigation is going “cold.” To the contrary, each investigator remains strongly committed to reaching resolution. The Command Center will remain at the former Carroll/ White REMC building in Delphi and investigators will continue to follow up on leads and investigate this case from this location.
ISP Superintendent Doug Carter stated, “We remain committed to this investigation and the Carroll County and Delphi community until “this evil” is eradicated. We are on board until the end to assist our fellow law enforcement brothers and sisters.”
Investigators who may return to their “home base” will still be within a phone call’s reach and could potentially return to this assignment. As most would realize, crime in other jurisdictions has not ceased just because of this investigation. Those investigators are simply returning to their respective areas to follow up on investigations which have been temporarily delayed to assist Carroll County authorities.
Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby commented, “We have been extremely blessed with the invaluable law enforcement assets and resources afforded to us the past few weeks in Carroll County. We stress this investigation is ongoing and is not without resolve as we will find those responsible and reach proper closure for Abby and Libby and their families.”
SOURCE: News release from Indiana State Police