DELPHI, Ind. – The murder of two teen girls rocked the small town of Delphi. Hundreds of investigators from across the state have been working around the clock for the last several weeks to find their killer.
Abigail “Abby” Williams, 13, and Liberty “Libby” German, 14, disappeared on February 13 after being dropped off to go hiking near the Monon High Bridge. Their bodies were found on a piece of private property less than a mile away the next morning.
The evidence released to the public has been minimal, but here's what we know so far:
Social media photos give snapshot of teens’ location
On Feb.13, the same day the teens were reported missing, a photo was posted to Snapchat by Libby, showing Williams walking across the Monon High Bridge. The posting was the last time the girls were seen.
The man on the bridge
Libby’s phone turned out to be a valuable resource for clues on the teens’ deaths. On February 15, Indiana State Police released a photo that was taken from the device showing a man walking on the Delphi Historic Trail around the same time the girls were in the area.
On February 19, they named him as a suspect in the girls' murders.
To generate more tips, Indiana State Police released more clues found on Libby’s phone. A suspect can be heard saying “down the hill” in an audio clip taken from a video file found on the phone. Police say it was recorded during what they believe were “criminal activities.”
Libby was heralded a “hero” by state police for having the presence of mind to begin recording. The full video from Libby's phone has not been released, nor did police elaborate on what was happening when the recording was made.