Indiana authorities are offering a reward for information that leads to solving the slayings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.
Indiana State Police Capt. Dave Bursten said in a news conference this morning that there is a $41,000 reward for anyone providing information that leads to solving the case.
Authorities released an audio clip during the press conference that was captured by Liberty German’s phone. Bursten played the clip and informed their suspect can be heard saying, "Down the hill."
Sgt. Tony Slocum from ISP urged anyone who has information regarding the suspect in the picture they released to call into their tip line immediately. (844) 459-5786.
UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 19)
A man photographed walking along the Delphi Historic Trails on Feb. 13, the same day two girls were killed, is now considered “the main suspect” in their deaths, Indiana State Police said today.
The unidentified man previously had been considered a person authorities wanted to speak to in their investigation of the homicides of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.
“He’s not just someone we want to talk to; we consider him a suspect in these murders,” Sgt. Tony Slocum said Sunday. “We’re officially calling him a suspect versus a subject we’re looking to speak to. He’s going to be our main suspect at this time,” he said.
The man in the photo released by investigators was seen on Delphi Historic Trails around the same time the teens were dropped off by a relative, CBS affiliate WTTV reported.
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UPDATE @ 3:10 p.m. ( Feb 15)
Indiana officials confirmed that the two bodies found in Carrol County on Tuesday were in fact the two missing teens.
Officials said the bodies were taken to Terre Haute where a coroner conducted the autopsies that confirmed their identities.
Two bodies were located while authorities were searching for two missing Carroll County, Ind. teens, who were first reported missing Monday afternoon.
According to CBS 4 in Indianapolis, the bodies were found in Deer Creek in Delphi, a city located northwest of Indianapolis.
Officials have not yet released information on the identifications of the bodies, but officials did say foul play is suspected.
Authorities haven’t officially called off the search for the two missing girls, Liberty German and Abigail Williams, CBS 4 reported.
The two teens were supposed to be picked up by family members at a predetermined time and place, but when family arrived the girls were not there Monday, according to CBS 4.
Police said the teens were last seen around 1 p.m. near an abandoned railroad bridge just east of Delphi.
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