Indiana police: No new evidence in dead girls’ investigation

Liberty German (left), Abigail Williams (right) Delphi teens_241172

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) —  Police say a task force investigating the slayings of two northern Indiana teenage girls didn’t find any solid evidence during the search of a house.

No one has been arrested in the deaths of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. Their bodies were found Tuesday about a quarter-mile from an abandoned railroad bridge that’s part of a trail system where a family member left them Monday to go hiking on a day off school. Their deaths have been ruled a double-homicide.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley says investigators could request more search warrants such as the one that was served at a home outside Delphi Thursday evening.

Police have released a photo of a man on the trail whom they want to question.

Visitation for the girls is set for 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Delphi High School gymnasium, with private funeral services scheduled for Sunday.

Police said Wednesday they had no suspects in the deaths that have shocked Delphi, a community of about 3,000 people.

On Wednesday, police released two photos of a man walking along the city of Delphi’s trail system around the time the girls were dropped off. Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby (tohb LEHZ’-ehn-BEE’) said Thursday police just want to talk to the man about what he might have seen. Police said they have received about 100 tips about the man. It is not clear if the man is linked to the search warrant issued Thursday.

Riley says a telephone tip line has been established in the case. The number is 844-459-5786. Callers can remain anonymous if they wish.


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