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Nearly 2,000 tips received in Delphi investigation in week since new sketch was revealed

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 14:55:40-04

DELPHI —Investigators continue to sort through the hundreds of new tips they've received since revealing a new sketch of their suspect in the murders of Libby and Abby.

The new sketch was released at a press conference on Monday, April 22. Since that day, investigators have clarified that the man in the new sketch is their main suspect at this time. 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.

READ | ISP: Person in first Delph sketch is no longer person of interest in Libby and Abby's murders | Hundreds of tips come in the 24 hours after new sketch is released

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 week since that new information has been released, Indiana State Police say they have received nearly 2,000 new tips including 1,500 via email, 337 calls to the tip line and 115 calls to local posts and sheriff's departments.

Indiana State Police also have also clarified that the only part of the suspect description that has changed is the suspect's age. The suspect is still described as being between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 5 feet 9 inches tall and between 180 and 220 pounds with reddish-brown hair and an unknown eye color.

Indiana State Police ask anyone who has any information about Libby and Abby's murders or who recognizes the man in the image, video, audio or sketch below to reach out.

Tip Information Contacts
e-Mail: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com
Tip Line: (844) 459-5786
Indiana State Police: (800) 382-7537
Carroll County Sheriff: (765) 564-2413