This is an article related to an original piece that I published about the Delphi, Indiana murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams.
If you are reading this article now, there’s no doubt you know the sad story about Liberty German and Abigail Williams. Since they were murdered in mid February in Delphi,Indiana, the authorities have been hunting the man likely responsible for their murders.
This search has been like no other that I can remember. The blurry photo taken of him captured from video on Liberty’s phone has been plastered across the internet, shared on social media, and placed on billboards across the country. Sadly, this unprecedented manhunt has led to no arrests. Even more frustrating, there’s a recording of this suspect’s voice that hasn’t helped (click the ‘play’ arrow below to here the suspect speak)
The suspect photo was grainy and it was hard to make out clear features or details, so an identification not being made from it is not surprising. What is surprising and a little more troubling, is that somebody hasn’t come forward to identify the voice of this suspect. Somebody knows this man’s voice and has heard him speak extensively whether it’s a family member, friend, or co-worker. The thinking is that investigators have much more audio than they have released so far and they may have to ultimately release more samples of this man’s voice in order for somebody to identify it. The three words we’ve heard him speak so far, “Down the hill” just does not look like it’s going to be enough. The problem is, God knows what else is mixed in with the other audio samples that police have. I don’t want to speculate about or think of the ghastly audio that may have been recorded on Liberty’s phone.
In the end, Liberty’s brave decision to take a photo of her killer and record his voice, may prove to be his undoing. What I am afraid of is that this case is going to go cold. The fact that there has been no identification of the suspect despite a massive media campaign and a $200,000+ reward being offered, leads me to believe that what investigators have given the public so far is just not enough to work with. Statistics say that the best chance to catch a killer and solve a murder case comes within the first 48 hours following the murders and we are coming up on 48 days.
I had hoped that I would be writing up a follow up piece to my original article about this case and that it would be naming the killer and describing who he was and how he was caught. Time is of the essence. Perhaps one of the thousands of tips given to police will prove to be the one that breaks the case. I hope that my next update is that one of these tips has paid off and an arrest made as opposed to an update describing just how hopelessly cold the case has gone. In the meantime, we still have some grainy photos to share and the ‘down the hill’ audio to play. I encourage all of my readers, especially those in the Indiana area to please share this article on social media in an effort to continue to get this photo and audio out to as large an audience as possible. As always, I will update this case on a regular basis as details emerge and breaks in the case happen.
Update 7/18/17 Authorities have released a sketch of the perpetrator