Delphi Murders: ‘One piece away’ from finding suspect who killed two girls out on an afternoon hike


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Although no press conference was held on the third anniversary of the death of two Indiana girls, police say they’re “one piece away” from finding the Delphi killer.

As Online previously reported, on February 14, 2017, teen girls Libby German and Abby Williams were found deceased close to the Monon High Bridge in Delphi. The girls took a hiking trip at the abandoned bridge the previous day, and the outing was only meant to be for a few hours.

The girls took photos and hung out together while strolling across the bridge, but as time passed and their family didn’t hear from them, they became worried and called authorities for assistance.

Police found the girls’ lifeless bodies a short distance from the bridge.

Shortly after their deaths, the incident was nicknamed the “Snapchat Murders” after Abby took a photo of Libby at around 2:17 p.m. and put it on social media. Detectives said that after the photo was taken, a man approached the girls and apparently told them to “go down the hill.”

Abby, likely sensing danger, recorded the man’s voice on her cellphone. She also managed to take a photo and record a small clip of the suspect. Although his face isn’t clear in the picture, it was enough to give authorities a general description. Since then, they’ve been poring through thousands of tips.

It’s been three years since the incident, but Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter told FOX55 that they’re still working the case with as much energy as always.
“We are still as energized now as we were the day after….It’s easy to throw out the cold case idea. Nah, we’re not even close to that.”

“One piece away, one piece away,” Carter continued. “Eventually, somebody will do the right thing. It might be the killer himself; might be a person who knows who he is.”

Carter said two investigators still work the case full-time, while an intelligence team and the Indiana State Police continue to comb through tips and leads. More than 55,000 tips have been submitted to date.

“We never throw anything out,” Carter explained. “When we are done with all we have, we start over. I think I got 18 tips yesterday. Just me at my desk.”

Carter added that the killer has no idea what authorities know, “but one day he will.”


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