DELPHI, Ind. -- The non-profit group that oversees the trail systems in Carroll County is working on ways to add security to the trails where two young girls were found murdered last week.
Dan McCain is president of The Wabash and Erie Canal Association. McCain said he believes the trails are safe but he understands the community’s concern. He's working to address those concerns but hopes that people will continue to use the trails.
“Go out on the trails with groups. Take your friend or family or dog and go out and enjoy the trails for what they are," said McCain.
Liberty German and Abigail Williams went missing last Monday after being dropped off to go hiking near the Monon High Bridge. The girls’ bodies were found the next day by volunteers who had been scouring the area throughout the night. Police have not arrested anyone in their murders.
McCain said they were already considering adding cameras to the entrance and exit of the trails but still need to determine how much they will cost and where they will get the money.
“We are just about to put some cameras in our canal park anyway through a grant that we got last fall. So maybe we can put all this into one system which could also be accessed by police,” aid McCain.
Adding the cameras to the trail is still in the planning phase, but McCain said they are working with Security Federal Savings Bank managers to set up a donation fund to raise some of the money they will need to install them. That fundraising could begin as early as Friday.
“If we would have had the right camera in the right place before this happened we would have caught a license plate or a person leaving,” said McCain.
Police are still hoping someone will be able to help them identify the man pictured below who they are now calling a suspect in the girls' murders.
If you have any information on this case, call the Delphi Murder Tip Line at 844-459-5786.