The Indiana State Police released new information about the murders of two teenage girls in Delphi on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
The investigation into the deaths of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams has been briefed to FBI Director James Comey.
State Police Superintendent Doug Carter went on to say the suspect’s photo, which has been circulated widely by the media and was released shortly after the killings, was taken directly from Liberty’s phone.
Indiana State Police played a clip of a man’s voice saying “down the hill” during a Wednesday news conference.
Capt. David Bursten says the audio came from 14-year-old Liberty German’s cellphone. Bursten says Liberty also captured an image of a man walking near the hiking trail outside Delphi about the time she and 13-year-old Abigail Williams disappeared Feb. 13.
Their bodies were found the next day in a rugged wooded area off the trail.
Bursten said investigators aren’t certain the voice was that of the photographed man who investigators who have called their main suspect.
Carter called Liberty a “hero” for having the presence of mind to record the incident. He added that they could not release the cause or manner of death at this time.
A $41,000 reward has been created for tips that lead to an arrest. Meanwhile, officers are not eliminating the possibility that there could be more than one suspect.
The police tip line for the case is: 844-459-5786.