Police Release Sketch Of Person Believed Connected To Delphi Murders

Posted July 18, 2017

Authorities in IN released new information Monday on a suspect in the murders of two teenage girls who went for a hike in February.

The person in the sketch is a man between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10, 180 to 220 pounds, white, with reddish brown hair, Indiana State Police said in a statement. "We ask that you focus on the person's facial features", Indiana State Police said on Monday, July 17.

According to our sister station WTHR, Indiana State police will be giving an update on their current investigation.

Anyone with information about the suspect is being asked to call the tip line at 844-459-5786.

A reward in excess of $230,000 is offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these murders, states the press release.

Libby, 14, and Abby, 13, were found slain near a hiking trail on February 14.

Indiana State Police released a picture of a suspect, which was taken by Liberty on her cell phone. Hundreds of people, including police, firefighters, family, friends and residents of the surrounding community, searched for the girls into the night Monday and again Tuesday morning.

"We've always felt like we are going to solve this", he added.

Authorities had previously urged people to study two grainy photographs of a man they considered to be the main suspect in the killings and an audio recording of a male voice saying "down the hill". That evidence came from Liberty German's cellphone.

Police said the girls' bodies were about three-quarters of a mile from an abandoned railroad bridge where they were dropped off a day before to go hiking. "This person is our suspect".