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Abby Williams and Libby German

Updated: Nov 9

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Listen to part two, an interview with Kelsi German:

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Monday, February 13, 2017, was an unusually warm day for Delphi, Indiana. 14-year-old Libby German and her 13-year-old best friend Abby Williams wanted to take advantage of the nice weather while it lasted. They asked Libby’s older sister, Kelsi German, to drive them to the Delphi Historic Trail so they could go hiking. In the small town of Delphi, there really isn’t much else to do.


"I remember us just being so happy in the car and listening to Twenty-One Pilots, and the windows were open, and it was just so warm," German said. "And she got out of the car and told me she loved me."


Kelsi dropped the girls off at around 1:00 pm. Abby and Libby agreed to meet back at the trailhead at 3:00 so Libby’s Dad, Derrick German, could pick them up. When he showed up at the trailhead, the girls were not there to meet him. He called Libby’s phone, but she didn’t answer, so he started searching the immediate area. There was no sign of Libby or Abby anywhere.


Police were notified that the girls were missing. Officers, family members, and volunteers scoured the trails for Abby and Libby, but they were nowhere to be found. The search was called off at around midnight - it was too dark to safely continue.


In the morning, the search started up again. Within hours, the bodies of Abby and Libby were found at the bottom of a hill, approximately one-half mile upstream from the Monon High Bridge. They’d been murdered.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Tip Line at 765-822-3535. Callers can remain anonymous. You can also submit tips online at abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.


There is currently a $325,000 reward being offered for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for murdering Abby and Libby.


https://abbyandlibbymemorialpark.org/







In addition to conducting several interviews with Kelsi German, these are the sources used in this episode:


  1. https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/liberty-german

  2. https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/abigail-williams

  3. https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/indianapolis/news/press-releases/information-sought-in-investigation-into-deaths-of-liberty-german-and-abigail-williams

  4. https://www.wishtv.com/news/i-team-8/fbi-agent-bodies-moved-and-staged-in-delphi-murders-suspect-took-clothing/

  5. https://www.in.gov/isp/crime-reporting/delphi-homicide-investigation/

  6. https://cbs4indy.com/the-delphi-murders-an-interactive-timeline/

  7. https://twitter.com/libertyg_sister?lang=en

  8. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/INPOLICE/bulletins/2fdb9da

  9. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/INPOLICE/bulletins/240a098

  10. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/INPOLICE/bulletins/2ca9641

  11. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/INPOLICE/bulletins/244a9fd

  12. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/INPOLICE/bulletins/30688b5

  13. http://www.abbyandlibby.org/case-details/

  14. https://www.wrtv.com/delphi-timeline-the-search-for-libby-abbys-killer

  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThmnNQk4o2E

  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioXYz_VsMto

  17. https://www.wlfi.com/community/families-reflect-on-delphi-murders-five-years-later/article_e62e9242-8d8b-11ec-baa5-c3755c0b5101.html?fbclid=IwAR0a_vsOR6gw_X_5XJ1RjXaAWPwVk0Pk1Ol_SHz6plZ-zfHXoy1rPARFEvc

  18. https://www.washtimesherald.com/news/delphi-murders-still-very-alive-for-family/article_3aa9b9ea-b1b5-11eb-8cb8-6fe8fd84e66d.html?fbclid=IwAR0-h2nMjBo6xuOHA79ypLLEhkkgFDFzKxNGwB4n8O8Gx4Nm8uMrWd-fC_o#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

  19. https://fox59.com/news/delphi-double-homicide-unsolved-but-not-cold-one-year-later/

  20. https://www.wrtv.com/news/local-news/delphi-indiana-community-display-orange-lights-in-support-of-murdered-teens-family?_ga=2.142807479.30737374.1663532547-1211804479.1663532547

  21. https://www.wrtv.com/news/local-news/isp-serving-search-warrant-at-delphi-home-in-connection-to-teens-murders?_ga=2.206838417.30737374.1663532547-1211804479.1663532547

  22. https://www.wrtv.com/news/local-news/delphi-indiana-a-look-at-the-property-where-the-bodies-of-two-missing-teen-girls-were-found?_ga=2.206838417.30737374.1663532547-1211804479.1663532547

  23. https://www.wrtv.com/news/local-news/community-in-shock-after-teens-go-missing-bodies-found-near-delphi?_ga=2.109753991.30737374.1663532547-1211804479.1663532547

  24. https://www.wrtv.com/news/call-6-investigators/delphi-murders-why-are-the-sketches-so-different

  25. https://www.wrtv.com/news/indiana-state-police-call-liberty-german-a-hero-for-capturing-audio-photos-of-suspect

  26. https://www.wrtv.com/news/indiana-state-police-call-liberty-german-a-hero-for-capturing-audio-photos-of-suspect

  27. https://www.wthr.com/article/news/crime/delphi-girls-murdered/kegan-kline-says-police-told-him-anthonyshots-account-was-last-to-communicate-with-libby-german-before-delphi-murders-abby-williams-indiana/531-d95d95f7-d219-4ea2-9a38-725793e7c17f

  28. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2021/02/11/delphi-murders-4-years-later-what-we-know-deaths-abby-and-libby/4454409001/

  29. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2019/04/30/delphi-murders-sheriff-pleads-stop-posting-side-side-photos-suspects/3626626002/

  30. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2019/04/24/delphi-murders-new-suspect-sketch-not-same-man-old-sketch-isp-clarifies/3565675002/

  31. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2019/04/22/delphi-murders-abby-and-libbys-killer-one-delphis-own-isp-says-yes/3537108002/

  32. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2019/07/10/delphi-murders-2019-libby-germans-sister-debunks-rumors-youtube/1692615001/

  33. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/jconline/name/liberty-german-obituary?id=7730200

  34. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/jconline/name/abigail-williams-obituary?id=10873296

  35. https://fox59.com/news/delphi-man-talks-about-discovery-of-missing-teens-bodies-on-his-property/

  36. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp_2KXZH1qk

  37. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy71asACKbk&feature=youtu.be

  38. https://www.drphil.com/videos/murdered-indiana-girls-families-describe-search-efforts-the-day-their-teens-disappeared/

  39. CrimeCon interview with the families

  40. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSDKBZO6dms

  41. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU9cDGYhHJk

  42. https://www.jconline.com/story/news/local/lafayette/2021/02/11/abby-and-libby-delphi-indiana-murders-update/4386295001/

  43. https://www.wrtv.com/news/crime/lantern-release-marks-slain-delphi-teen-abby-williams-14th-birthday

  44. https://www.wrtv.com/longform/delphi-daughters-the-untold-story-of-abby-libby

  45. https://abbyandlibbymemorialpark.org/abby-and-libby

  46. https://www.wishtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Kegan-Anthony-Kline-PC.pdf

  47. https://www.reporter.net/indiana/news/investigators-mum-on-suspects-in-delphi-murders/article_94dfb2a4-f097-11eb-a3da-337184766a59.html

  48. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNLJot7G1tk

  49. https://www.wdrb.com/news/search-warrant-reveals-delphi-murder-suspect-may-have-taken-souvenir-staged-scene/article_e0ee8ae6-d645-11ec-8d42-cb30a34cf88d.html

  50. https://abc7chicago.com/delphi-murder-updates-indiana-murders-kegan-kline/12185984/

  51. https://www.wishtv.com/news/i-team-8/interview-transcript-reveals-new-details-in-delphi-murders-investigation/

  52. https://gazette.com/news/back-in-colorado-springs-daniel-nations-says-im-not-what-they-made-me-out-to/article_90e13f08-9c15-11e8-8eee-afc825d25419.html

  53. https://www.jconline.com/story/news/crime/2022/02/14/delphi-murders-update-anthony-shots-catfish-profile-last-communication-libby-german/6788578001/

  54. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FghmW5hvxw0


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