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The Delphi Murders: Inside the Search for a Killer

Published: Feb. 8, 2022 at 6:28 PM EST
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DELPHI, Ind. (WNDU) - It’s been nearly five years since Abby Williams and Libby German went missing in Delphi, only to be found murdered the next day. We’re looking at the years-long investigation as police search for the killer.

FEBRUARY 13, 2017- The girls go missing. A Snapchat picture of Abby walking across the Monon High Bridge is the last time they are heard from.

FEBRUARY 14, 2017- The girls’ bodies are found and police announce they’re investigating the deaths as a double homicide.

FEBRUARY 15, 2017- Authorities release a photo of a man walking across the bridge where the girls had been the day of their deaths… something police have because 14-year-old Libby snapped a picture.

FEBRUARY 19, 2017- The man in the photo is named as the prime suspect in the murders.

FEBRUARY 22, 2017- Police release audio from a cell phone recording of the suspect saying “down the hill”.

MAY 14, 2017- A celebration of life is held for Abby & Libby at Delphi High School.

JULY 17, 2017- Police release a sketch of the suspect they hope someone will recognize.

FEBRUARY 2018- No one is behind bars by the one year anniversary of the murders.

FEBRUARY 2019- Police reiterate that the case is not cold as they continue to investigate on the two year anniversary of the murders.

APRIL 22, 2019- Police release a new sketch that they say more accurately represents the person they believe killed the teens. The first sketch showed a person in his 40s to 50s, but the new sketch shows a man believed to be in his 20s to late 30s. Police also release a video of the man walking across the bridge and announce that they believe the suspect to be local to Delphi.

FEBRUARY 2020- Police believe they are one puzzle piece away from making an arrest at the three year anniversary of the murders.

FEBRUARY 2021- Police say they receive tips every day, but release no new updates on the four year anniversary of the murders.

SEPTEMBER 2021- Investigators move to a new space where they continue to work on the tips they receive as the reward grows to $325,000.

DECEMBER 2021- Indiana State Police request information from anyone who communicated, met, or attempted to meet with the person behind the fake online account “Anthony_Shots”.

Though the investigation is ongoing, the community continues to come together and surround the grieving families with hope that someone, someday soon, will be held accountable.

If you know anything about what happened to Abby and Libby, or recognize the suspect photo or police sketch, please call the tip hotline at 844-459-5786 or email abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

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