ISP: Delphi investigation moving in new direction, 'significant information' to be released


DELPHI, Ind. (WTHR) — Eyewitness News has learned that the Indiana State Police are planning a news conference for Monday on the investigation into the murders of Libby German and Abby Williams.

The announcement is said to be about the investigation having a "new direction."

A source tells Eyewitness News the information that will be released is possibly the most significant information to be released publicly as of yet. The source was comparing Monday's planned release to the 2017 release of a picture of the suspect taken on Libby German's phone and audio of a suspect saying "down the hill."

The public is invited to attend at The Canal Center at 1030 North Washington St. in Delphi at noon on Monday.

No questions will be taken, and there are no suspects as of now.

Eyewitness News reached out to the sister of Libby German about Monday's news conference and what she thinks it means.

"It reminds me they (police) never give up and will keep working until they find who did it," said Kelsi German.

Abby Williams and Libby German had been hiking near their hometown of Delphi, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis on February 13, 2017.

A day later, on Valentine's Day, their bodies were found in a rugged, wooded area.

Investigators have released an FBI artist's composite sketch of the suspect, a white man with a prominent nose and a goatee.

Police are still asking for tips. They should be sent to the email address:

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

They pointed out that you don't need to have all of that information to submit a tip, but to try and provide as much detail as possible.

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