Update: The two bodies have been confirmed as missing teens Abby Williams and Libby German. Crime Online has more updates.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley wouldn’t comment if the bodies were those of missing 13-year-olds Abby Williams and Libby German, but foul play is suspected, and the search has been “scaled back,” as reported by RTV6.
The girls were last at around 1:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon. They were dropped off near the Monon High Bridge off east of Delphi, Indiana, and were supposed to be picked up at the bridge later that day. The girls were seen in a Snapchat story that German posted of Williams walking along the bridge.
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The bodies were found around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, but authorities would not say by whom. Riley said that the bodies were found by the edge of the water. Foul play is suspected because of the state in which the bodies were found, according to a report by The Republic.
Riley said that it’s too early to name any suspects in the case.
Delphi Police Chief Steve Mullins says that though investigators can’t release much information about the case at this time, the community can draw their own conclusions about the identity of the bodies.
“Our people are very smart. We have a very good community and they are very strong. And they are able to draw their own conclusions about this whole situation very successfully.”
Riley said that the search was “scaled back,” and the family thanked the community for their help and support.
The Delphi Community Schools Corporation notified their students and the students’ families with a letter that said the bodies were those of the missing girls.
“It is our understanding that the two bodies found today were those of our two missing Delphi Community Middle School students.”
Anyone who might have information regarding the girls’ disappearance are urged to contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at (765) 564-2413.