New Document Reveals Bodies Of Teenage Girls Were Staged in Delphi Killings

A recently-released FBI search warrant reveals new details about the 2017 killing of Abigail Williams and Liberty German along a public trail in Delphi, Indiana.

May 23, 2022
Abigail (Abby) Williams, 13, [left] and Liberty (Libby) German, 14, [right] were found murdered on Feb. 14, 2017, in a wooded area near their homes in Delphi, Indiana.

New details have emerged in the 2017 case of murdered teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German, including that their bodies may have been staged.

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Indiana State Police

A newly-released copy of a search warrant in the 2017 Delphi, Indiana, murders of Abigail (Abby) Williams and Liberty (Libby) German offers new details in a seemingly cold case.

Williams, 13, and German, 14, were reported missing on Feb. 13, 2017, after they didn’t return from a hike along the Monan High Bridge Trail in Delphi, a small town about 90 minutes northwest of Indianapolis.

The next day, their bodies were found near the bridge on property that belonged to Ronald Logan.

German’s quick-thinking photo of a man in a blue hoodie and a recording on her phone of a male saying “down the hill” are the two biggest clues authorities released to the public in the case. At the time the image and audio were discovered, investigators described German as a hero for her recording.

In May 2022, a true-crime podcast, The Murder Sheet, has released a redacted copy of an FBI search warrant filed in March 2017, just one month after the bodies were found. In that warrant, the FBI was seeking to search Logan’s property in pursuit of evidence related to the murders.

As the warrant recounts the facts of the case, it is revealed that the crime scene was particularly bloody due to injuries sustained from an unnamed weapon.

“A large amount of blood was lost by the victims at the crime scene,” the warrant said. “Because of the nature of the victim’s [sic] wounds it is nearly certain the perpetrator of the crime would have gotten blood on his person/clothing.”

Additionally, the search warrant alludes to a “souvenir” that was taken, though the item in question is redacted. The agent also wrote that she believed the bodies were staged at the crime scene.

Investigators are in possession of some unknown fibers and unidentified hairs recovered at the scene, according to the search warrant.

According to the narrative, more than a dozen people called authorities to tell them they believed Logan could be the man photographed on the bridge.

Logan was 77 at the time of the crime, and he initially told police that he had been at an aquarium store during the time the girls went missing. By the time the FBI requested the search warrant for his home, authorities realized that Logan had lied about his alibi for the time frame the girls were killed.

Logan was neither arrested nor charged for the murders. He reportedly died of COVID-19 in January 2022.

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