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Some suspect info removed from FBI poster on Delphi murders

The flier includes images of Libby German and Abby Williams, along with an image of the suspect from German's phone and a sketch.
Credit: Submitted photos
Abby Williams and Libby German

DELPHI, Ind. — A new FBI poster on the Delphi killings removed some of the suspect description.

The flier includes images of Libby German and Abby Williams, along with an image of the suspect from German's phone and a sketch.

What is missing is the height, weight and age of the suspect.

The request to remove the information came from the Indiana State Police. It released the following statement to 13News:

"The Delphi Task Force requested the FBI to remove the physical descriptors listed on the flyer. Investigators do not want to discourage or stop the public from submitting a tip because the person does not specifically meet the height, weight, and age description. Investigators would like the public to focus on the photo of the man on the bridge, the voice recording, and second sketch that was released by law enforcement."

Delphi killings background

Abigail Williams and Liberty German went missing while walking on a trail near the Monon High Bridge in Delphi on Feb. 13, 2017. Their bodies were found nearby a day later.

On Feb. 15, 2017, police released cellphone images from German's phone showing a suspect in the case coming across the bridge towards the girls.

Credit: Indiana State Police
Police released this photo of a man seen on the Delphi trail near where two teenagers were murdered.

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A week later, police released audio from German's phone, in which you hear a man say, "Down the hill." 

On July 17, 2017, police released a first sketch of a suspect.

Credit: Indiana State Police

On April 22, 2019, Indiana State Police released an updated sketch.

Credit: Indiana State Police
This sketch released by police April 22, 2019, depicts the suspect behind the February 2017 murder of Abby Williams and Libby German in Delphi, Ind. It is considered more accurate than the original released in July 2017. (Courtesy Indiana State Police)

Investigators also released additional audio of the suspected killer from German's phone. Listen to the extended audio clip of the suspect here:

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All tips welcome

Those with information about the case can email abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com  with as much information as possible, including: 

  • 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, Indiana

Police say individuals don't need to have all of those pieces to send a tip, but do ask to include as many details as possible.

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