Delphi, Indiana: Community in shock after bodies of two missing teens found

DELPHI, Ind. -- It’s been a terrible 24 hours for people living in the small town of Delphi after two young girls went missing on Monday and their bodies were located less than 24 hours later nearby.

As many as 100 volunteers gathered Tuesday morning to continue the search Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13.

“I think it’s very scary, I was raised in Delphi, grew up in Delphi and we’ve never had anything like this happen in Delphi, so it’s very concerning,” said Melissa Schwartz.

A lady who identified herself as the “lunch lady” at Delphi Middle School said she and the rest of the community were devastated by the events of the last 24 hours. 

“I’ve cried a lot, especially today,” she said. “Probably most of this town didn’t get much sleep last night worrying about them. I mean, any time you lose a child it’s horrible.”

MAP | Where the two bodies were found near Delphi, Indiana

Delphi has a population of just under 3,000 and a situation like this doesn't just impact those involved, it impacts the whole community. 

And with police being tight-lipped about the details, and no arrests in sight, it's left them concerned for the safety of their children. 

“I would always be concerned about that until they find whatever murderous beast did this. I would watch my kids very carefully,” said Kevin Kologinski. “Mine are all grown up, my grandchildren are too young to be off on their own, but for any other kids that are out I’d keep a very close eye.” 

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