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Delphi Murders: Over 42,000 tips received since Libby & Abby's death

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Posted at 9:35 AM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 17:54:39-04

DELPHI —More than 42,000 tips have been received in the nearly 27 months since Libby and Abby were murdered on that warm February day in 2017.

Indiana State Police issued a statement Monday reminding tipsters to be as clear and descriptive as possible when leaving or emailing tips.

In a news briefing on April 22, Indiana State Police released new evidence in their investigation including a sketch of a man they say is now the main suspect in Libby and Abby's murders. The man in the first sketch, which was released in July 2017, is no longer considered a suspect at this time.

At the same press conference, Indiana State Police also released a new short clip of the video recorded on Libby German's cell phone, a short clip of audio of a few more words spoken by the suspect and a new sketch of the suspect. You can view those below.

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Police also released a few new tidbits of information, including that their suspect - the man in the new sketch - is between 18 and 40 years old, but could appear much younger than he actually is. They also now say they believe the man is from Delphi, is familiar with Delphi or works in the city.

In the two weeks since the new information was released, Indiana State Police say their multi-agency task force has received nearly 3,000 new tips via phone, email and walk-ins to local police departments across the state.

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They also issued a reminder about what you should include when sending a tip in to the hot line.

  • Be specific as possible to a description
  • Name and age if possible
  • A connection to Delphi and that person’s location or address at this time
  • Leaving information on how we can contact you for possible clarification of your tip is helpful but not required

"Please remember that we are looking for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who committed this crime," Indiana State Police said in their release.

Tips can remain anonymous

If you have a tip, no matter how insignificant you feel it might be, contact us by email at abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com or phone at 844-459-5786.