Is there a break in the Delphi murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams? Let’s hope so. But we’ll have to wait and see.
Since the double murder of Libby and Abby nearly eight months ago on an isolated trail in Delphi, Indiana, there have been promising leads in the search for their killer. But as each one was followed up on and every rabbit hole explored, it seems as if every promising tip led nowhere.
Investigators in Delphi announced early on that they had audio and video of the man that they think might have been responsible for the murders. But despite an unprecedented nationwide effort to identify the man on the audio and video, their efforts seemed to have proven fruitless. Police also indicated early on that they had possible DNA evidence that they were fast tracking through the lab, but haven’t commented much on that since. Despite on ongoing investigation by countless amateur sleuths on the internet and in several Facebook groups, the coverage of the case has quieted amid fears that the killer might slip away and the case might go cold.
But this week, a compelling development in the case might be at hand. That development came with the arrest of Daniel Nations. Nations, a registered sex offender with a lengthy police record spanning across multiple states, was arrested in Colorado for allegedly threatening several people with a hatchet on a trail near Colorado Springs. A bicyclist was found shot to death on that same Colorado trail only a few weeks ago. Nations was arrested in Colorado while driving a vehicle with expired Indiana plates. Nations was found to have both a hatchet, and .22 caliber rifle in the car at the time of the arrest. Investigators in both Colorado and Indiana are being tight lipped so far, but have admitted that they are looking into Nations to see if he indeed may be the killer that they have been hunting since February of this year.
There are pretty striking similarities between a photo of Nations, and the sketch provided by state police in the Delphi murder case.
But I must caution, Nations is presumed innocent until proven guilty. He shouldn’t be labeled a murderer until proven guilty in a court of law. Additionally, none of the known addresses for Nations in Indiana seem to be very close to Delphi. Nations appeared to use addresses close to 100 miles from the crime scene. So there’s a lot to do before declaring this case solved. Still, this seems to be the most promising lead to date, and I will bring you updates as they come.
If you want to share your ideas, or comment along with other readers, feel free to do so below. The Delphi murders have been by far the most popular articles on Truecrimeguy.com and have generated hundreds of comments, thoughts, theories, and ideas on the Delphi articles that I’ve published so far. You can always view my older Delphi articles as well. My original article on the case from February 19th, 2o17 was called, Twisted Tracks; The Murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams. My follow up article from March 24th, 2017 The Most Wanted Man in America The Delphi killer. My last article from May 31st, 2017 Update on the Delphi Murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams.