Kegan Kline, an Indiana man accused of child exploitation and child pornography, says police told him he was the last person to communicate with one of the two girls killed in Delphi, Indiana, in 2017.
In a jailhouse interview with HLN, Keegan Kline revealed that police told him that he was the last person to communicate with Liberty “Libby” German, 14, while using his fake “anthony_shots” social media profile. Libby and her friend, Abigail Williams, 13, were found murdered near the Monon High Bridge in Delphi, in February 2017.
“That’s what they said. That’s what the police told me,” Kline told HLN investigative producer, Barbara MacDonald.
Kline added that he provided a hair follicle and DNA to investigators and insists he had nothing to do with the girls’ murders.
When Kline was asked why police zeroed in on his fake “anthony_shots” catfish social profile, he said it was likely because he was the last person to communicate with Libby.
“I have not a clue,” Kline said. “I think it’s because they said I was the last person to talk to her, is what they told me.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, heavily redacted court documents say that state police and the FBI encountered Kline in 2017 while conducting a search warrant in Peru, Indiana. That is when they discovered the “anthony_shots” profile, soliciting minor girls online.
A subpoena for an IP address led to another address in Peru, and a second search warrant found Kline and his father there.
Investigators seized several devices, but Kline contacted them a few days later about a device they hadn’t seized. When investigators got that device, they found that many files had been deleted and social media apps uninstalled.
The investigation continued, and Kline was arrested in 2020 on charges unrelated to the Delphi murders. He has not been charged in the Delphi case.
The Murders of Abby and Libby
On February 13, 2017, Libby and Abby took a hiking trip at the abandoned Monon High Bridge, in an outing that was only meant to be for a few hours. The girls took photos 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 the following day, near a trail close to the bridge. They had both been murdered.
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.
Meanwhile, detectives continue to ask anyone who may have had contact with the screen name “anthony_shots” to contact law enforcement at email@example.com or 765-822-3535.
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[Featured image: Kline/Indiana State Police; Instagram]