2018-01-17 / Front Page

Delphi double homicide investigation continues

Comet staff report

Members of the families of Liberty German and Abigail Williams and Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter appeared Monday on a live segment of the Megyn Kelly “TODAY” show to help keep the double homicide in the public eye, according to a release from the ISP. The murders occurred nearly a year ago on Feb. 13 outside of Delphi.

Family members appearing Monday were Abigail’s mother, Anna Williams, and Liberty’s grandparents with whom she made her home, Becky and Mike Patty, and her sister, Kelsi German. Late last year there was a similar appearance on the Dr. Phil show.

Information has been shared with numerous police agencies across the nation as part of the families’ efforts to develop investigative leads. One agency in Tennessee shared the information on its Facebook page and added verbiage which stated “FBI has extended the search into southeastern Tennessee counties, including Bledsoe.”

This is a nationwide search for the person or persons wanted for the murders of Abby and Libby. The Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department has updated its Facebook page to state, “To Clarify, this suspect has not been seen in Bledsoe County or any other counties in Tenn. It is a nationwide search.”

The current Facebook post can be found at this link: https://www.facebook.com/Bl edsoe-County-Sheriff-Dep artment- 1130231027037681/.

The timing of the original Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post and the live airing on the Megyn Kelly “TODAY” show resulted in misinformation being shared on the show. The purpose of this release is to correct the inadvertent misinformation.

The ISP release stated, “Speaking on behalf of all the law enforcement agencies working on this active homicide investigation, we are grateful to the media and other police agencies for sharing the family poster about these murders. We are confident someone knows who was responsible for these murders and we encourage them to come forward with their tip information. The tip phone number is (844) 459-5786. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be sent by email to abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.

“The Indiana State Police is not speaking to specifics of any particular tips or leads being investigated because this remains an active investigation. More than 26,000 tips have been investigated to date.”

A reward of $240,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the individual( s) responsible for the crime.

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