New sketch, video released in Delphi murder investigation

Clay Curtis
April 23, 2019

According to cops, the man suspected of killing Liberty German and Abigail Williams while they were hiking on an old rail trail in 2017 has close connections to their town of Delphi.

You can view those new key pieces of evidence below. "We believe this person is between the age range of 18 and 40, but may appear younger than his actual age".

Authorities released video Monday of a man suspected of killing two IN teenagers two years ago and urged the public to scrutinize the footage, which shows the man walking on an abandoned railroad bridge the girls visited while out hiking the day they were slain.

"As the investigation has progressed, information has been continuously reviewed and examined and this sketch more accurately depicts the face of the suspect from the video recorded on Liberty German's cell phone while she and Abigail were on the High Bridge", the release said. Carter says they believe this is the man responsible for the murders of Libby and Abby.

As a little girl, Audra Kesler, of Brookston, said she used to play near where Williams and German were found dead, making their killings seem more real to her. Douglas Carter said he believes the girl's killer is "hiding in plain sight". He also said investigators were looking for the owner of a vehicle found abandoned on the east side of County Road 300 North next to the Hoosier Heartland Highway between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

In the two years following Libby and Abby's murders, only three key pieces of evidence were released: A grainy image, a three-second audio clip and a sketch of a possible suspect that has never been identified.

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As Superintendent Carter said today, "We have a witness". "We likely have interviewed you, or someone close to you", he said, addressing the unknown suspect.

The unsolved mystery has baffled the Delphi, Indiana community since the two teens were discovered dead on February 14, 2017 just one day after they had been dropped off at the Delphi Historical Trails to enjoy a day off from school on an unseasonably warm afternoon. No details about why this man was a possible suspect or how many people may have seen him were ever released.

Police also released a new sketch of the suspect, which bears little resemblance to the chubby killer they released in July 2017.

Now police have released further audio and video from German's recording in the hopes someone would recognise the killer's voice.

Since then, police have received tens of thousands of tips in the case and the community has rallied around the girls' families.

A reward for information leading to an arrest stands at $225,000.

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