Police hope sketch brings them closer to killer of teen girls

New Evidence To Be Released In Delphi Murder Investigation
New information in Delphi teens' slayings to be released

18 July, 2017

The Indiana State Police on Monday released a composite sketch believed to be connected to the deaths of two teenaged girls five months ago.

The person depicted in the composite drawing is described as a white male between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10, weighing 180 to 220lbs, with reddish brown hair. The man's eye color is unknown, and a hat in the sketch may not be accurate; police ask viewers to focus on the person's facial features.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby (tohb LEHZ'-ehn-BEE') says the witness saw the man walking around the time 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams were slain near their hometown of Delphi, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Indianapolis.

Anyone with information about the murders or the person depicted in the composite sketch, should call the tip line at 844-459-5786.

A $230,000 reward is being offered by authorities for information into the murders.

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Libby German and Abby Williams were reported missing by their family on February 13.

The friends and fellow softball players had been dropped off the day before near an abandoned rail bridge over a creek, police said. Their bodies were found near the Delphi Historic Trails on February 14.

Sgt. Kim Riley says a news release will be issued Monday morning providing "very important" information that "will give people a clearer image of who we are looking for" in the unsolved double-murder case.

"We've got the information out there, the pictures out there, now we've got this composite that we feel it is the same person and we just want to make sure that people realize this picture is this person", Riley said.

Photo and sketch provided by the Indiana State Police. That evidence came from Liberty German's cellphone. The words "down the hill" are heard.

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