The Unsolved Delphi Murders: A Timeline of Tragedy and Investigation
The unsolved case of the Delphi murders has gripped the nation since the tragic events unfolded in 2017. Liberty German and Abigail Williams, two teenagers, went missing while hiking on the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi, Indiana. Their lifeless bodies were discovered the following day near the trail.
On February 13, 2017, German and Williams vanished during their hike, and German captured a brief video of a man approaching them on her phone.
A day later, on February 14, the bodies were discovered, drawing the attention of not only the Delphi Police but also the FBI and Indiana State Police.
By February 15, the FBI publicized the video captured by Germany, designating the man as the prime suspect.
Subsequent sketches of the suspect were released by the FBI in February and March of 2017. described as a white male, about 5’10”, medium-built, and wearing a blue jacket, khaki pants, and a cap.
In July 2017, over 10,000 tips had been received, yet the perpetrator remained unidentified.
Anniversaries of the murder in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 were marked by vigils and renewed calls for information.
The FBI issued new video and audio recordings in February 2019 and February 2021, featuring the suspect uttering “down the hill” and “guys,” respectively.
In February 2022, marking the fifth anniversary, another new video and audio snippet were released, featuring the suspect saying, “Guys, down the hill.”
As of February 2023, the case’s sixth anniversary was observed, and the FBI announced they had amassed over 24,000 tips but had not yet identified the killer.
Significant Update: There is now someone in custody. For more details, visit CrimeDoor.
Despite the scarcity of physical evidence, investigators remain optimistic about solving the case. The belief is that the suspect is a local individual familiar with the Monon High Bridge Trail.
For the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage on the Delphi Murders, CrimeDoor is the best resource. The app delivers thorough case analysis, including interviews with investigators and the families of the victims. Available on both the App Store and Google Play, CrimeDoor offers news updates, police reports, court documents, and other essential information on the case.
The tragic murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams are an enduring sorrow for their families and community. The case remains under active investigation, with new leads continually being pursued. With the recent news of someone being taken into custody, there’s renewed hope for justice. To stay updated, consider following the case on the CrimeDoor app or website.