Abigail Williams and Kelsi German were two teenaged girls whose bodies were discovered near Monon High Bridge Trail, a part of Delphi, Indiana’s Delphi historic trail, on February 14, 2017. The two friends were dropped by Liberty’s older sister, Kelsi, on County Road 300 North, on February 13. They were supposed to meet Liberty’s father on the same day at around 3:15 PM.
The last known location of the two girls was Monon High Bridge over Deer Creek, which falls under the Deer Creek Township. At 2:07 PM, German had posted a picture of her friend walking on the bridge. When the duo failed to meet Liberty’s father, an alarm was raised and they were reported missing at around 5:30 PM.
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The families first tried to search for the girls themselves, but to no avail. Later, the police were informed. The bodies of Liberty and Abigail were discovered the following day on Deer Creek’s northern bank.
On February 15, a still image of a man walking on the bridge towards the girls was circulated by the Indiana State Police. Later, on February 22, an audio recording was also released, where a male can be heard saying the phrase “down the hill”.
The police revealed that the recording was from German’s phone, and called her a “hero” for having the presence of mind to record their exchange with him. A reward of $41,000 was offered for information regarding the perpetrator.
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Seven different people were named as persons of interest in the murder on different occasions until the police finally zeroed in on Richard Allen. He appeared in court on October 28 and has been remanded in a state prison.
A site which is one mile to the north of Delphi has been procured and is being developed as the Abby and Libby Memorial Park in honour of the two girls.