DELPHI, Ind. -- As another holiday approaches without an arrest in the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams, the girls’ families are finding different ways to remember them and keep their memories alive.
For the Pattys, it’s all about a pumpkin.
Last Halloween Libby did what any 13-year-old girl would do – she carved a pumpkin.
“We had told her to throw it away, but you know that ‘in a minute’, it didn’t happen,” said Libby’s grandmother Becky Patty.
Fast forward to Thanksgiving of last year. That pumpkin still sat on the family’s porch, until one of Libby’s younger cousins kicked it into the yard after dinner.
“We cleaned up what we could and threw it away,” said Becky.
And that was the last time the Pattys thought of that pumpkin until a few months after the girls were murdered when it started blooming in their front yard.
“I said, ‘that’s Libby’s pumpkins - so we are not throwing that away,’” said Becky. “So it grew. We have a pumpkin patch by our front sidewalk and we have them in our flowerbed.”