Police Say Major Update Expected in Delphi Murders Case That Took the Lives of Two Indiana Girls

The Indiana State Police have announced a press conference will be held next week with possible developments in the 2017 murders of Libby German and Abby Williams.

Indiana law enforcement says a major development is underway in connection with the Delphi murders and deaths of Libby German and Abby Williams.

According to A Well Known News Sourc, the Indiana State Police are expected to hold a press conference Monday that details the latest developments in the case.

Libby German’s older sister, Kelsey German, acknowledged the news conference and requested that all questions go to the Carroll County Prosecutor’s Office. Kelsey has been a strong advocate for justice in the case since the incident happened.

Police said no further additional information is available at this time.

The Murders of Abby and Libby.

On February 13, 2017, the victims took a hiking trip at the abandoned Monon High Bridge in Delphi, in an outing that was meant to be for a few hours. The girls took photos while strolling across the bridge, but as time passed and their family didn’t hear from them, police were called for assistance.

Police found the girls’ lifeless bodies a short distance from the bridge the following day, near a trail close to the bridge. They had both been murdered.

The incident was nicknamed the “Snapchat Murders” after Abby took a photo of Libby at around 2:17 p.m. and put it on social media. Detectives said that after the photo was taken, a man approached the girls and apparently told them to “go down the hill.”

Sketch of Delphi murder suspect (left), 13-year-old Abigail Williams (top right), 14-year-old Liberty German (bottom right)(WPTA)

DELPHI, Ind. (WTHR) — Indiana State Police is expected to give a news conference about the murders of Abby Williams and Libby German.

Anna Williams, Abby’s mother, confirmed the information to 13News. Police said they would give an update on the case during the news conference but did not indicate what the update would be.

Abby and Libby disappeared during a hike on Feb. 13, 2017 near the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi. Their bodies were discovered in the woods near that trail a day later.

It’s been more than five years since their murders, and no one has been brought to justice.

ISP Superintendent Doug Carter spoke with 13News about the investigation in February 2022. He told 13News he still had great confidence that the case would be wrapping up soon.

“Eventually, I’ll be able to tell the world what we know, and the rest of the group will be able to tell the world what we know. Unfortunately, I can’t right now,” Carter said.

The girls’ families, in the meantime, are still figuring out how to move forward.

Kelsi German, Libby’s older sister, said she remains patient, believing at some point the man who killed the girls will be found and charged

“When I’m feeling frustrated, when I feel like no answers are coming and I’m feeling dejected, I say that. I say, ‘Today is the day. It’s coming and it’ll get here. We’re going to have answers’ and just reaffirm myself and say, ‘It’s hard, it’s frustrating, it’s been five years, but we’re going to have answers eventually. It’s coming.’”

Since the girls’ murders, investigators have released pieces of information at different times, including audio and video Libby captured on her cellphone the day she and Abby were killed.

Investigators also released two sketches, with the second coming out two years after the first. The second sketch appeared to show a man younger than the man in the first sketch.

In recent years, investigators questioned Kegan Kline, about the murders, but he has never been named a suspect in the case.

Kline admitted to creating a fake, online profile with the name “anthony_shots” to meet underage girls and receive explicit photos. He has been charged with 30 counts of child pornography and exploitation. He is scheduled to go to trial for those crimes in January 2023.

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