2018-01-10 / Front Page

City Hall becomes base of operations for homicide investigations

By Debbie Lowe
Staff writer

The Indiana State Police (ISP) announced Monday the base of operations for the double homicide investigation, which is close to its one-year anniversary, is moving into Delphi City Hall on the second floor, where it originated before being moved to the former REMC building in Delphi.

According to a press release from the ISP, “the need for such a large dedicated area (the REMC building) is not necessary and the investigative base of operations will be relocated back to the office space above city hall.”

Sheriff Tobe Leazenby told the Comet Indiana Packers Corporation (IPC) will be leasing the REMC building. He said the decision to move the base of operations was made before Christmas and the deadline for the move is Jan. 16. Leazenby said ISP will provide personnel to help move equipment, desks, furniture and other items related to the investigation.

“It is important to acknowledge and thank the Carroll White REMC members, board of directors, management team and employees for their gracious support providing a base of operations at the Franklin Street REMC building since February of 2017,” Sgt. Kim Riley, ISP Public Information Officer said. “This facility provided more than adequate space needed to investigate leads in the critical initial months of this ongoing investigation. Moving forward, Mayor Shane Evans, on behalf of the City of Delphi, has arranged for outside law enforcement personnel to utilize space in Delphi’s city municipal building where all involved investigators and support staff will be able to work closely with other local law enforcement officials.”

Riley said in the press release both ISP and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department remain fully engaged with investigative personnel assigned to the case. Most recently, the result of the international attention from exposure on the Dr. Phil Show, has caused this investigation to remain in the public eye and additional leads are being investigated.

“Without doubt someone, somewhere has the tip needed to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion,” Riley said. “We urge anyone with this information to either call the toll free number tip line at (844) 459- 5786 or email the tip to: abbyandlibbytip@ cacoshrf.co m. Callers to the tip line may remain anonymous.”

Liberty German and Abigail Williams went missing Feb. 13, 2017 while walking a trail near and on the Monon High Bridge. Their bodies were discovered the next day and various law enforcement agencies have been investigating the double homicide since that time.

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