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Listen to part two, an interview with Kelsi German:
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 email@example.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.
In addition to conducting several interviews with Kelsi German, these are the sources used in this episode: