DELPHI, Ind. (WTHR) – In a major development Sunday, Indiana State Police confirmed a man shown walking along the trail where two girls disappeared last week is now a suspect in their murders.
Police have been circulating the images all week. At first, they said they only wanted to talk to him.
Now they say he participated in the killings.
Police in Carroll County are asking for the public's help in identifying the man photographed walking on a trail where two teenagers were murdered Monday.
Indiana State Police released the photograph below of the man, who was on the Delphi Historic Trails around the time Abigail Williams and Liberty German were last seen on the trail Monday afternoon around 1 p.m.
This development comes on the same day that the families of Libby German and Abby Williams laid the girls to rest.
If you can identify the man in the photo, call the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department or the Delphi Police Department at 765-564-2345 or the Indiana State Police at 765-567-2125.
Police say the man they are looking for was on the trail in the same area and around the same time that Libby and Abby were last seen. They say he’s a white man wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket and a hoodie.
Police say they have now gathered evidence that shows this man participated in the girls' murders.
If you can any information that can help police, you can call the Delphi Murder Tipline at (844) 459-5786.