Deaths of Delphi girls could spur changes to trail system

(Photos supplied/Indiana State Police)

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Changes are in the works for a northern Indiana city’s trails system following the deaths of two teenage girls slain while hiking along one of those trails.

The changes planned for Delphi Historic Trails’ 10 miles of paths include trail-side cameras, police patrols and signs with information about trail safety.

David McCain is a member of the Trail Safety Task Force. He tells WISH-TV the changes are a reflection of the public’s desire to “take back our trails” in the city about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

A 5-kilometer run on June 10 will serve as fundraiser for the trail changes.

Fourteen-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams were found dead Feb. 14 in a wooded area near Delphi. They had vanished the day before during a hiking trip.


  1. Hey, how about people consider their safety to be their responsibility? If you send out tow young teenagers without an escort maybe they should be able to defend themselves against the loons we’ve decided to loose into the wild.

    The IN constitution says that we will maintain farms for the mentally deficient yet we no longer have any because that would be insensitive. How insensitive did these girl find that decision?

    Given that reality, be prepared to defend yourself citizen. No one else will be there in time to do anything but draw the chalk lines.


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