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.”