A new donor hopes that an addition to the reward fund for the Delphi murders in Indiana will help authorities catch the killer.
ABC 21 reports that an anonymous donor gave $100,00 for the reward fund to help catch the person who killed two young girls over three years ago. The total reward amount now equals $325,000.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, on February 14, 2017, Libby German, 14, and Abby Williams, 13, were found deceased close to the Monon High Bridge in Delphi. The girls took a hiking trip at the abandoned bridge the previous day, and the outing was only meant to be for a few hours.
The girls took photos and hung out together while strolling across the bridge, but as time passed and their family didn’t hear from them, they became worried and called authorities for assistance.
Police found the girls’ lifeless bodies a short distance from the bridge.
After their deaths, the incident was nicknamed the “Snapchat Murders” after Abby took a photo of Libby at around 2:17 p.m. and put it on social media. Detectives said that after the photo was taken, a man approached the girls and apparently told them to “go down the hill.”
One of the girls, likely sensing danger, recorded the man’s voice on her cellphone. She also managed to take a photo and record a small clip of the suspect. Although his face isn’t clear in the picture, it was enough to give authorities a general description. Since then, they’ve been poring through thousands of tips.
“We have a witness. You made mistakes,” State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said.
“We are coming for you and there’s no place for a heartless coward like you to hide that gets his thrill from killing little girls.”
Last year, Carter said two investigators still work the case full-time, while an intelligence team and the Indiana State Police continue to comb through tips and leads. More than 55,000 tips have been submitted to date.
“We never throw anything out,” Carter explained. “When we are done with all we have, we start over.
WATCH HERE: VIDEO of the suspect
LISTEN HERE: AUDIO of the suspect
Anyone with information about the Delphi murders should call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at 844-459-5786; the Indiana State Police at 800-382-7537; or the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department at 765-564-2413.
Emailed tips should be sent to Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.
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[Feature Photo: Abby (l) and Libby (r)/Police Handout]