Spike in tips about 2 Delphi girls who were killed in 2017

Published: Apr. 23, 2019 at 1:54 PM EDT
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Indiana authorities say they received about 1,000 tips in 24 hours after a news conference updating their investigation into the 2017 killings of two teenage girls near Delphi.

Watch our full story from Monday:

Indiana State Police said Tuesday the tips came to a task force via email, tip line and directly to participating law enforcement agencies. Officials on Monday released video, audio and a new sketch of the man suspected of killing 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams near their hometown of Delphi.

The video came from German's cellphone, from which police previously released grainy photos and audio. State police Sgt. Kim Riley says officials aren't commenting on technological advances they have made.

Until Monday, Riley said authorities had received about 35,000 tips since the slayings.

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From Indiana State Police:

The Multi-Agency Task Force is providing the below points of clarification after yesterday's informational news conference.

• A car was parked in the abandoned CPS building parking lot between the hours of noon and 5:00 p.m. on February 13, 2017

- We are looking for anyone who could give a description of vehicles that were in the parking lot during the time

• The location of the abandoned CPS building was 6931 West 300 North, Delphi, IN

- The building has since been demolished and the lot is vacant

• The Multi-Agency Task Force is seeking tips and information about how the subject depicted in the sketch is linked to the Delphi area.

- The Task Force is not asking for investigative suggestions

- Tips on the suspect sketch are our main interest

• When sending a tip to the abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com email address, please do not leave just a name and number to call

- Provide specific tip information in your email

- Please include your name and contact phone number

- This is for investigators to follow up if they need clarification on your tip

- Your contact information will remain confidential


Since 12:30 p.m. yesterday, April 22nd, the Multi-Agency Task Force has received:

• More than 800 email tips

• Over 150 phone tips to the tip line

• More than 50 tips phoned directly to police agencies that are part of the task force

- Tips not sent to the email address or to the 800 tip line may not be forwarded to the task force in a timely manner