DELPHI, Ind. (WTHR) – State Police released a new sketch, audio and video of the Delphi suspect Monday afternoon.
“We know this is about power to you and you want to know what we know,” ISP Supt. Doug Carter said during the press conference, speaking directly to the murderer. He even remarked the killer might be in the room trying to learn what police were doing with the investigation.
He said investigators believe the suspect is either from Delphi, works there or used to and still visits the area regularly. Delphi is a town of roughly 3,000 people.
“He’s here, he’s close and he will be caught,” one member of the community told Eyewitness News afterward.
They believe he is between the ages of 18 and 40 and may appear older than he actually is.
Police also released video of the suspect walking across the railway bridge towards Libby German and Abby Williams along with an extended clip of him talking to the girls.
Indiana State Police say they are looking for the driver of a vehicle parked at the old CPS/DCS/Welfare building that was abandoned on the east side of CR 300 N next to the Hoosier Heartland Highway between noon and 5 p.m. on February 13, 2017. That’s the day 14-year-old German and 13-year-old Williams went missing. Their bodies were found the next day just out of sight of the bridge. Police did not give a vehicle description of the vehicle.
“To the murderer: I believe you have just a little bit of conscience left. I can assure you that how you left them in those woods is not what they are experiencing today,” Supt. Carter said.
“We believe you’ve been hiding in plain sight,” Carter continued.
You can see more of the video and suspect images here.
Police are still asking for tips. They should be sent to the email address: Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.
Try to include the following information:
- Suspect’s name
- Date of birth or approximate age
- Physical description including height, weight, hair color, eye color
- Address or location including city
- Vehicle information including year, make, model, color
- Specific reason for the tip. Why could they be the suspect?
- Motivation for the crime
- Connection to Delphi, IN
Police say you don’t need to have all of those pieces to send a tip, but do ask you include as many details as you can.