Police Plan Announcement on 2017 Slayings of Young Hikers

Bodies of Liberty German and Abigail Williams were found near a trail in northern Indiana
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 28, 2022 3:55 PM CDT
Police Plan Announcement on 2017 Slayings of Young Hikers
Tony Slocum, Indiana state police Peru Post public information officer, discusses the investigation into the slayings of Liberty German, left, and Abigail Williams, in 2017.   (J. Kyle Keener/The Pharos-Tribune via AP, File)

Police investigating the unsolved slayings of two teenage girls killed during a 2017 hiking trip in northern Indiana said Friday they will hold a news conference Monday to provide an update on their investigation. Indiana State Police said officials "will announce an update in the Delphi Investigation" but gave no indication what they would reveal regarding the killings of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13. The state police advisory said the news conference will include officials from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, the Carroll County Prosecutor's Office, and the US Marshals Service, the AP reports.

The girls' bodies were found in a rugged area on Feb. 14, 2017, one day after they vanished while walking on a hiking trail near the Monon High Bridge. That bridge is just outside their hometown of Delphi, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Within days of the killings, investigators released two grainy photos of a suspect walking on the abandoned railroad bridge the girls had visited, and they've since released sketches of the suspect. In December 2021, state police announced they were seeking information from people who had contact with someone who used a fictitious online profile to communicate with young girls.

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