UPDATED: New Sketch, Video And Audio Of Delphi Murder Suspect Released

Apr 23, 2019

Police now say the suspect may look younger than he is.
Credit Indiana State Police

UPDATE (3:30 p.m. 4/23):

Indiana State Police say they've received more than 1,000 tips following Monday's press conference. They have also released the following guidelines for public submissions of information to the case:

  • A car was parked in the abandoned CPS building parking lot between the hours of noon and 5:00 p.m. on February 13, 2017
    • We are looking for anyone who could give a description of vehicles that were in the parking lot during the time
  • The location of the abandoned CPS building was 6931 West 300 North, Delphi, IN. The building has since been demolished and the lot is vacant.
  • The Task Force is not asking for investigative suggestions
  • Tips on the suspect sketch are our main interest
  • Provide specific tip information in your email
  • Please include your name and contact phone number
    • This is for investigators to follow up if they need clarification on your tip
    • Your contact information will remain confidential  
  • The Multi-Agency Task Force is seeking tips and information about how the subject depicted in the sketch is linked to the Delphi area. 
  • When sending a tip to the abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com email address, please do not leave just a name and number to call

EARLIER:

Shaky video from the phone of one of two murdered Delphi girls may show the man who killed them, Indiana State Police said Monday.

The video, which police had previously used to capture a blurry still of the man, shows him taking a couple steps along an old railroad trestle.

A newly-released composite sketch looks much younger than the picture police have disseminated for the past two years.

The new rendering makes the suspect look significantly younger than the picture police released in the immediate aftermath of the killings, a face ISP Superintendent Doug Carter made reference to in his remarks.

“We also believe this person is from Delphi currently, or has previously lived here, visits Delphi on a regular basis or works here," Carter says. "We believe this person is currently between the age range of 18 and 40, but might appear younger than his true age.”

During a press conference during which he did not take any questions from reporters, an emotional Carter spoke directly to the person who killed Abby Williams and Libby German.

“We believe you are hiding in plain sight. For more than two years, you never thought we would shift gears to a different investigative strategy," Carter says. "But we have.”

Police also released an extended audio clip which they say is the voice of their main suspect. It’s a slightly longer sound byte than one previously released in which the man is heard to say “down the hill” before the audio cuts out.

And authorities now say they’re looking for a car which was parked at the Delphi Child Protective Services office on the day of the murders.