Published: Mon, February 27, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Police Release New Details in Delphi Double Murder

Indiana State Police confirmed the man in the photo being circulated by news outlets is their primary suspect. Investigators have yet to detail the contents of the video, but did release an audio snippet.

But this morning Slocum said at the news conference, "We are actively looking for this person".

The bodies of Liberty and 13-year-old Abigail Williams were discovered February 14 - one day after they were reported missing - in a rugged wooded area off the trail some 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. "To activate the video system on her cell phone to record criminal behavior that's about to occur ... there's no doubt in our minds that [this] young lady is a hero".

A photograph provided by the Indiana State Police of a subject who was on the Delphi Historic Trails, Feb. 13, 2017 around the time Abigail Williams and Liberty German were walking. We believe this person is our suspect and we would like any information, regardless of how small or minute you believe that information to be.

Indiana State Police played a clip of the man's voice during a news conference at which officials appealed for more tips from the public and announced that $41,000 in reward money had been raised.

"Someone knows who this individual is", Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter said.

Greg Massa, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Indianapolis Division, said as many as 20 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have been assisting state and local investigators.

The FBI has been assisting local authorities in the investigation since last week. "And if you're watching, we'll find you".

People are being asked think about those who canceled appointments, called into work sick, canceled social engagements or gave an excuse as to why they weren't present that no longer holds water. They may have been a "no-show" or offered a plausible excuse for their absence or tardiness such as, illness, death in the family, auto trouble, etc.

Suspicious behavior or a change in someone's behavior should also be a red flag, Massa said. They will recognize the changes, and may even question the person about it, but may not connect the changes to that person's involvement in the crime. Did they shave their beard, cut their hair or change the color of their hair? These behavioral characteristics or changes are being shared so that the public may be sensitive to them and may bring forth possible helpful information.

Citizens can provide information about this case by calling the Delphi murder tip line at 844-459-5786. Callers will have to follow a few prompts to report their information.

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