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Sheriff: STOP posting side-by-sides of Delphi suspect 'you are ruining innocent people's lives'

Posted: 12:33 PM, Apr 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-30 21:45:29-04
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DELPHI — The Carroll County Sheriff's office is pleading with the public to stop making side-by-side images of people with the Delphi suspect's sketch and instead to call in or email those tips to detectives.

"Please STOP posting side by side pictures of people you think did this," the sheriff's office posted on Facebook. "You are ruining innocent people's lives."

Last week, investigators released a new sketch of the man they say is the suspect in Libby and Abby's 2017 murders. The sketch is completely different from the one originally shared back in 2017 and police have also updated the age range of the suspect to be between 18 and 40 years old "but could appear much younger than he actually is."

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

Since the new sketch was released, people across the country have been playing internet detective by finding possible suspects and creating side-by-side images of their face with the Delphi suspect sketch. The sheriff's office is urging people to think before posting these comparisons to the internet and to call in or email any tips they might have.

"Before posting a side by side, imagine that is your son, brother or father," their post read.

In the week since that new information has been released, Indiana State Police say they have received nearly 2,000 new tips.

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