Bodies Of Missing Girls Located, Police Investigating Double Homicide

Olive Rios
February 17, 2017

Delphi Police Chief Steve Mullin said he'll leave it up to the community to decide how they react to the incident.

Authorities in northern in want to speak to him about the deaths of 13-year-old Abigail Jay Williams and 14-year-old Liberty Rose Lynn German.

State police are still on scene, gathering evidence and taking pictures of the property.

Authorities have confirmed the nature of the deaths as a double homicide, but State Police Sgt. Kim Riley said that the cause of death will stay under wraps for now.

"We will stay on the job until it's done", Riley said during the press conference.

No suspects were in custody as of Wednesday afternoon, police said at the press conference.

Delphi is known for its historic courthouse square and a restored section of the historic Wabash & Erie Canal that offers trips on a replica 19th century canal boat.

On Monday night, search parties looked for the girls near the bridge, but were unable to find anything in the darkness, Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said. Police did not identify him as a person of interest.

"We talked all the time [about safety], it was something that I stressed, but I guess not enough", Patty says.

This version of the story corrects that police now say one of the girls, Liberty German, was 14, not 13.

The teenagers went hiking on Monday, Feb. 13, and failed to return; the bodies of both of them were found by volunteers along the Deer Creek on Tuesday.

"It is a small community and the community is going to wrap its arms around these families and is going to take very good care of them", Briles said.

"But we are going to see justice done".

Their bodies were found less than a mile from where they were last seen alive. The girls were expected to meet with family members after their hike that evening, but when they never showed up, relatives called the police. The bodies of the missing IN teens were found on Tuesday, roughly three-quarters of a mile from where they'd been dropped off, reports Fox News.

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