UPDATE: Reward for information is at $240,000.
UPDATE 8/21/17 – Authorities this morning stated they have DNA evidence in connection with the murders of Libby and Abby. They also have revealed they have more audio, but it is only of the girls talking together. The authorities have stated they are thoroughly going over everything piece by piece. This may explain why so much time has gone by before this latest DNA evidence was found. It just took a while for the police to get to it. BUT, it is not clear what DNA it is. It could belong to the killer or Libby or Abby. The police have not clarified. In fact, Sgt. Holeman specifically told FOX 59, “We are still working on identifying all of the DNA that we have there.” Even though there is a composite and a far away photo of the man, his identity remains a mystery.
“It does not appear to be anything more than some discussion between the girls. We have only released a portion of it. There are some others we think could help us but again protecting the integrity of the investigation is key so we cannot release everything because there are certain people that know the details and if we release it all then we get into false confessions,” said Sgt. Holeman.
A manhunt is on for a man who authorities believe may be responsible for the deaths of two 13-year-olds.
UPDATE 2/23/17 – The police now have an audio of the man that is suspected of killing Libby and Abby. The police stated act Abby had used her phone to take a photo of a man and to also record him speaking. The police have only supplied a part of the audio where the man says, “down the hill.” There is speculation that the audio may have also heard their murders but the police are not commenting on that. Then on Thursday, they announced they have recovered some DNA of the suspect. All they need now is a break that will lead them to this person, so they can arrest the person or persons responsible for their murders.
The Delphi Murders
Original story: Police in Indiana are asking for the public’s help to identify a man seen walking near a park trail where two teen’s bodies were discovered. The man is described as white, dressed in light blue jeans and a blue jacket over a brown shirt.
Libby German and Abby Williams‘ bodies were discovered three-quarters of a mile from an abandoned railroad bridge on a hiking trail along Deer Creek, near Delphi, almost 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. They were dropped off at the trails on Monday to go for a hike which is something they usually do. The girls did not show up when it was time to be picked up and their family’s reported them missing, The authorities began the search that included volunteers and a drone. It was Tuesday when the girl’s bodies were found.
The police have released a photo of a man who was on the walking trails during the time the girls were there. They would like to speak with him, and are asking the public if they recognize the man to let them know. Over the past few days after reviewing video, the police are more confident that the unknown man had something to do with the girl’s deaths, and was party to their murders, reports KTLA.
“We are asking for anyone to come forward with information or were in the area of the Delphi Historic Trails or Monon High Bridge that might have seen a person or persons, vehicles parked in the area or were taking pictures. Any information may be helpful to solving this case,” police said in a press release.