Possible Break In Indiana Double Homicide: Man Photographed At Trail Where Teenagers Vanished Becomes Suspect In Case
Two Indiana teenagers were found dead after they went out for a hike last week. A man who was photographed in the area is being hunted down for being the main suspect in the case.
The Indiana State Police identified the teens as 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. Their bodies were found in the woods Tuesday. The photo of the man released by police was said to be taken during the same time the two teenagers were at the Delphi Historic Trail.
There is no other information available regarding the alleged suspect. Police, however, said as per investigation, they believe the man is involved in the killing of the teens. The death of the two teenagers is the first double homicide in the area as of late, ABC News reported.
Initially, the man in the photo released by police was labeled as a person of interest as he might have been the only person to witness the crime. He was described as white, wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket and a hoodie. "During the course of the investigation, preliminary evidence has led investigators to believe the person, in the distributed photo, is suspected of having participated in the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German," the police said in a statement, Elpaso Proud reported.
Relatives of the teens dropped the two off at Delphi Historic Trail on Monday afternoon last week. When the girls did not return to where they were supposed to be picked up, the relatives called police officials.
A search party ensued to assist the police and the bodies were found along a railroad bridge near Deer Creek in Delphi. The cause or manner of death of the teens involved was not yet released.
A search warrant was executed at a home in Delphi last week but no evidence was found to link the killings. The police also appealed to the public saying they need help to identify the man so he can be contacted. Anyone who has information about the case is urged to call Carroll County Sheriff's Office at 765-564-2413.