Indiana State Police are looking for information about a fictitious online profile used in 2016 and 2017, around the time that two young teen girls were kidnapped and murdered in the small town of Delphi.
Liberty “Libby” German, 14, and Abigail “Abby” Williams, 13, disappeared on February 13, 2017, after heading off to the trails that crossed the Monon High bridge over Deer Creek. Their bodies were found the next day on the banks of the creek, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
The girls took photos and posted them on Snapchat during their walk, and then, on the bridge, Libby snapped a photo of a man approaching them. She changed to video and started recording, slipping the phone into her pocket, where it recorded the man’s four words: “Guys, down the hill.” And later, it recorded both girls’ murders.
State police didn’t say if they believe the fake profile “anthony_shots” is related to the murders, but it said detectives came across the profile while investigating what had been dubbed “the Snapchat murders.” Investigators said the profile used images of a known male model — who has been identified and is not connected with the investigation — “and portrayed himself as being extremely wealthy and owning numerous sports cars.”
The fake “anthony_shots” used the profile “while communicating with juvenile females to solicit nude images, obtain their addresses, and attempt to meet them.”
See other photos used by the fake profile in this video:
Police ask anyone who may have communicated with anthony_shots — or met with him or attempted to meet with him — to contact law enforcement and provide as much information as possible, including dates, what social media apps used, whether the profile tried to meet with you or get your address. They also asked that any saved images or conversations with the profile should be attached to the email. The contact lines are email@example.com or 765-822-3535.
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[Featured image: Abby Williams (L) and Libby German (R)/Family handout]