Richard Allen: Accused Delphi Killer Was Near Bridge the Day 2 Girls Died, and Police Knew About it for Years [Report]

Accused Delphi killer Richard Allen allegedly admitted he was near the area the same day Libby German, 13, and Abby Williams, 14, died in Delphi, Indiana, in a brutal double-murder that went unsolved for over five years.

According to i-Team 8, Allen admitted to investigators that he was “in the area” of the Monon High Bridge on February 14, 2017, the day that Libby and Abby were found dead. The girls had an outing on the bridge the day prior but never returned home. Police found their bodies the following day.

Allen reportedly told a conservation officer right after the bodies were found about his whereabouts. Yet, investigators reportedly “forgot about the statement,” i-Team 8 reports, until this year, when they arrested Allen and charged him with murder.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Delphi Double Homicide Task Force took Allen into custody on October 28. He’s been charged with two counts of murder. The probable cause is sealed and evidence won’t be shared at this time, but an upcoming hearing this month could change that, should the judge allows some of the evidence to be unsealed.

Although both girls were found murdered, the manner of death hasn’t been publicly released. Investigators previously said the suspect “staged” the bodies.

One of the girls, likely sensing danger, recorded the man’s voice on her cellphone prior to the murders. 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, leading to Allen’s arrest.

Richard Allen (Left), Police Sketches of Suspect (Top Right), Snapchat Photo of Suspect (Top Right), Liberty German and Abigail Williams (Bottom Right)

Meanwhile, detectives continue to ask anyone who may have additional information to email or call 765-822-3535.

“This investigation is still very ongoing. We are keeping the tip line open, not only about Richard Allen but any other person,” Carroll County Prosecutor Nick McLeland said. “We cannot talk about the evidence in the probable cause or the charging information … today’s about Abby and Libby, focusing on them.”

WATCH HERE: VIDEO of the suspect

LISTEN HERE:  AUDIO of the suspect

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[Featured image: Richard Allen/ISP; Abby (R) and Libby (l)/Handout]