Sister Of Delphi Murder Victim Now Helping Others Heal From Tragedies

The killer’s “not allowed to take my life, too,” Kelsi German insists.

April 29, 2021

Photo of Libby German's older sister, Kelsi (right) [courtesy of Kelsi German]

Photo of Libby German's older sister, Kelsi (right) [courtesy of Kelsi German]

Photo of Libby German's older sister, Kelsi (right) [courtesy of Kelsi German]

By: Aaron Rasmussen

The older sibling of Libby German, the girl who was murdered with her best friend, Abby Williams, in Delphi, Indiana, over four years ago, is determined to help others who have experienced similar tragedies.

After her 14-year-old sister’s death in February 2017, Kelsi German, 21, switched her focus in college from journalism to psychology and criminal justice. She continues to work to keep the girls’ story in the spotlight since their killer remains at large.

“It breaks my heart that she's not here,” German, 21, told People. “I can't wait for the day he is caught. I try to remember that, while he did take my sister from me, he's not allowed to take my life, too.”



Key evidence in the case includes a recording recovered from Libby’s phone of a man’s voice saying, “Down the hill.” The teenager also managed to post a short Snapchat video of a still-unidentified person of interest in the same area along the Delphi Historic Trails that she and Abby, 13, were hiking the day they went missing.

“I definitely think somebody is out there that knows that voice — somebody knows that man walking across the bridge — and I think they're holding back,” Kelsi said, speculating the person could be scared to come forward with information that might lead to a break in the case.

“Maybe they just don't want to believe it right now. Which is okay. But I hope someday, they're able to come forward and be like, 'I'm sorry, I've been holding this back. I just didn't believe it. I didn't want to believe it,” Kelsi said.

She added: “And then we'll get our answers.”

For more on the Delphi Snapchat Murders case, watch the "Down the Hill" episode of Still a Mystery, streaming on discovery+ now.

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