Suspect Charged With The Delphi Murders Of Two Teen Girls
In February 2017, Liberty German and Abigail Williams were killed while on a hike in Delphi, Indiana. In October 2022, a man was charged with their murders.
On Oct. 28, 2022, Richard Allen, 50, was charged with two counts of murder for the 2017 deaths of 13-year-old Abigail (Abby) Williams and 14-year-old Liberty (Libby) German in Delphi, Indiana.
Allen was arrested two days prior, on Oct. 26, a week after sources told Fox 59 that investigators converged on his house with a search warrant, seized his car, and dug through a firepit out back.
Indiana State Police announced the charges in a press conference on Oct. 31, saying, “An arrest has been made, thanks to literally hundreds of media outlets and keeping the memories of Abby and Libby front and center.”
In the press conference, authorities reminded everyone this is an "active and ongoing investigation."
Williams and German 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 a man named Ronald Logan.
Police talked to Logan, who 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. He was neither arrested nor charged for the murders.
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” were 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.
Based on the recordings, authorities released a composite sketch of a suspect.
The case went cold for years until the October 2022 arrest of Allen.
If anyone has any additional information, In Pursuit with John Walsh Host Callahan Walsh worked the case personally and on the ground in Indiana. John and Callahan Walsh want to remind anyone who has information, you can call their hotline and connect anonymously. Please call or text: 833-378-7783 (3-PURSUE).