Delphi community comes together to support dead teens' families

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DELPHI, Ind. --- The death of two Delphi teens has stunned and saddened people across the Hoosier state and even further. Now, the community is banding together to support the families in need.

The Carroll County Sheriff is looking for this man as a suspect in the murders of Abby Williams, 13, and Libby German, 14.

In true Hoosier form, four thousand people descended on Delphi Saturday for a motorcycle ride to help benefit Abby Williams and Libby German's families. However, it didn't stop there.

"The outpouring of support and love that's been given to us is positively overwhelming," Sheriff Tobe Leazenby with the Carroll County Sheriff's Department said. "Practically every business I can think of off the top of my head in Delphi, they play some role."

Shops like Stone House are donating profits to the victims' families, putting their Hoosier values to test in a time of need.

"The Hoosiers, when the count is on, they're there to help," Sharon Herron, an employee at Stone House said. "Backing people 100 percent. I don't think you can do any better than that."

The store, usually stocked with baked goods, is running thin because of an influx of orders to help the families. However, even without cookies to buy, people are still donating.

"I didn't get any cookies but I left my money," Randall Stivers of Lafayette said. "I hope a lot of people do that. In our hearts, something we know we need to do and I'm sure the family needs the help."

"We had a couple gentleman that came in and left a huge donation," Herron said. "They didn't want any cookies but wanted to leave something. He was crying as he left because everyone's heart is touched by this."

Stone House isn't the only one. A t-shirt company in town is also donating, as well as T & T Delphi Pizza King. They are holding a fundraiser on Friday to raise more money. There are also two GoFundMe accounts for both Abby Williams and Libby German that have raised more than $11,000 combined so far.

It's that kind of support that has the police busy with tips to try and find a man they originally wanted to just speak to. Over the weekend, a photo of a man in a jacket and blue jeans was circulated as a person police are now calling a suspect. Even through a flood of tips, they're not leaving any stone left unturned.

"Let's face it," Leazenby said. "We haven't found the answer yet. The optimistic attitude is that next phone call is going to be the one."

Anyone with information about the suspect or the case is asked to call the Carroll County Tip Line at 844-459-5786.