DELPHI, Ind. -- Five weeks into the investigation, more questions than answers remain as police try to find the person responsible for the murders of two teen girls in Delphi.
After a weekend off to rest and recharge, state and federal authorities got back to work Monday morning.
“It’s been over a month, they just needed time to reacquaint themselves with their families,” said Indiana State Police Sergeant Kim Riley. “To get refreshed, so they can come back this morning and start right back at it.”
Liberty German and Abigail Williams went missing while hiking near the Monon High Bridge on February 13. Their bodies were found the next day on private property less than a mile from the last place they were seen alive.
FBI and Indiana State Police served a search warrant on that property again Friday afternoon. The property owner, Ronald Logan, remains in jail on unrelated probation violation charges and police have not called him a suspect in the case.
“We’re trying to basically clear him or look at him even stronger,” said Sgt. Kim Riley. “That’s about all I can say at this point in time.”
Investigators spent several hours searching the home and property it sits on, but have not released any details about the search. They say it could take more than three weeks to process any evidence taken during their search. Logan is not being released from jail at this time.
“People shouldn’t speculate on why someone was searched or not searched," said Carroll County Prosecutor Robert Ives. "No charges have been filed relating to the deaths of the two girls and no charges are imminent.”
Ives can’t comment specifically on the search warrant that was served at Logan’s property on Friday, but he said the case is large and has included several search warrants and dozens of subpoenas so far.
“I’m not aware of an investigation of this size ever occurring in a county of our size,” said Ives. “It’s probably happened in big cities, but not here.”
Investigators are still combing through over 13,000 tips that have come in so far, and Ives said they are still receiving up to 200 a day.
“This is a case, there’s lots of evidence out there but it needs to be matched up with a person, and that hasn’t been done yet,” said Ives.
The biggest mystery investigators are trying to solve is the identity of the man in the photo released from Liberty German's cell phone. She also captured a man's voice saying "down the hill" during what police call "criminal activity." You can listen to that recording and see the photo below.
Indiana State Police ask anyone who recognizes the man or the voice, or who may have any other information, to call the Tip Line at (844) 459-5786 or 1-800-225-5324 (800-Call FBI). Tips can also be emailed to Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com. Information can be reported anonymously.