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DNA ‘fast-tracked’ in Indiana girls’ murder case, thousands of tips pour in

by Leigh Egan

** Do not use social media to report tips on the Delphi girls’ murders**

Evidence found in complicated murder investigation into two Delphi, Indiana, teens found killed last week is being “fast-tracked,” officials confirm.

FOX59 reports that Carroll County Sheriff, Tobe Leazenby,  said that requests were put in for DNA  testing to be expedited. Libby German, 14, and Abby Williams, 13, were found dead last week, in a wooded area in their hometown of Delphi. Authorities vow that the killer will be caught no matter what.

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“I can’t go into the specifics because of the ongoing (investigation), that’s being expedited as best as it can be done,” said Leazenby.

Of course, the public, particularly the community of Delphi, is concerned, shocked, and seeking more information. Att his point, according to Leazenby, there’s only so much that can be shared publicly while detectives continue to investigate.

“Every day we evaluate what we have and what we feel like would be beneficial for folks to know. Obviously, when this is all said and done, we’re going to end up in a court of law with this situation. For us to reveal basically everything we have—and a lot of folks understand this—it would be detrimental to reveal a lot of information.”

Leazenby said the most important pieces of evidence at this point are already public: A picture of man walking in the area where the girls were found and an audio clip of a male’s voice. Police stated that Libby herself took the picture, and recorded a man’s voice on her cellphone. The new information resulted in over 3,000 tips pouring into the tip line.

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Authorities confirmed that they’re doing their best to get to each tip and will evaluate each and every one that comes in.

Anyone with information is urged to call the tip line at 844-459-5786 or email tips to abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com. A $41,000 reward is being offered for anyone with vital information that leads to the suspect’s capture. Authorities are asking to call the tip line or email the tip line only. Do not use social media to report tips.

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Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.