Police Release New Sketch & Recordings Of Delphi Killer Who Is 'Hiding In Plain Sight'
During the press conference, Superintendent Carter pointed out that the killer could be in the room with police and reporters.
DELPHI, INDIANA — Indiana State Police have released a new sketch of the Delphi killer whom they believe is "hiding in plain sight" and are appealing for the public's help to find him.
During a press conference on Monday, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter spoke directly to the killer. "We know this is about power to you and you want to know what we know," he said. "I have just unveiled the person that we believe responsible for the murder of these two little girls."
Carter said investigators believe the suspect is aged between 18 and 40 years old — though police say that the suspect "might appear younger than his true age."
He also clarified that the previous suspect sketch that has been released in this case is now "secondary, as of today."
"We also believe this person is from Delphi — currently or has previously lived here, visits Delphi on a regular basis or works here," Carter said.
On February 13, 2017, Libby German, 14, and Abby Williams, 13, went missing after going to hike the Delphi trails. Their bodies were found the next day near the Monon High Bridge.
The case rocked the tiny town, which has a population of approximately 3,000. The story also captured national attention after police released a photo of the suspect taken by German on her cell phone, as well as audio recorded on the same phone in which a man can be hearing saying "down the hill."
Since then, police have chased thousands of leads — and the latest information released suggests that they may be a step closer to finding the killer.
In the press conference, police also released more extensive audio and video clips, including a video taken from German's cell phone that shows the suspect walking across the railway bridge towards the girls.
In the short video clip, the suspect appears to be wearing a dark blue windbreaker jacket with jeans. It appears as though he has his hands stuffed in his pockets as he walks over the railroad ties.
“Watch his mannerisms as he walks," Carter said, addressing the public. "Do you recognize the mannerisms being someone you might know?”
State Police say they are also looking to contact the driver of a vehicle parked at the old CPS/DCS/Welfare building that was abandoned next to the Hoosier Heartland Highway on the day the girls disappeared.
During the press conference, Carter pointed out that the killer could be in the room with police and reporters.
"I believe you have just a little bit of conscience left," he said to the killer. "We believe you've been hiding in plain sight."
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