The unsolved murders of two young Indiana teens continue to haunt police who have been unable to track down the murderer as one year has passed since their bodies were found in the woods.
On February 13, 2017, Abigail Williams, 13, and Liberty German, 14, disappeared after being fell off at the Delphi Historic Trails, just after 1 p.m. After not reacting for hours, the girls’ families reported them missing and a small search party collected that night to look for them, Fox 59 reported .
The bodies of the two daughters were found the next day by a volunteer almost a half-mile away from their last known place. An autopsy report later had reaffirmed that the bodies were those of missing Abby and Libby, as their loved ones called them.
Local police only had a few clues to run from. Examiners had a pixelated image of a human walking the trails on the same day the girls went missing. The image was reportedly taken from one of the girls’ cellphones. Tips poured in, but with no avail.
Police also recovered an audio clip from one of the girls’ cellphones that they suspect might have been the murderer. An unidentified human can be heard saying, “Down the hill.”
As the investigation continued, police finally released a composite sketch of the suspected killer in July. Indiana State Police described “the mens” as having reddish-brown hair, an unknown eye colouring, between 5’6” and 5’10” and weighing between 180 -2 20 pounds.
A man in Colorado was arrested in September for allegedly threatening people on a road with a hatchet, but Fox 59 reported that police told them that they were no longer pursuing “the mens” as a lead.
On the one-year anniversary of their disappearance, the girls’ families continue to struggle with current realities of these assassinations, but they remain hopeful that police will bring the murderer to justice.
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