DELPHI — The investigation into the killings of two Delphi teens in February 2017 has apparently taken a “new direction.”
That’s the word Friday from the Indiana State Police, who say they will have a press conference for noon Monday at the Canal Center, 1030 N. Washington St., Delphi.
There, ISP Superintendent Doug Carter will make an announcement on behalf of the Multi-Agency Task Force.
ISP Public Information Officer Sgt. Kim Riley said Monday’s press conference will show a 90 degree change in the investigation.
“There’s going to be some new information given out,” Riley said. “There’s not an arrest, but there’s going to be some newsworthy information.”
He declined to say how long the investigative team has been planning this new direction.
The case has received national attention, and Riley predicts there’ll be national media at the event.
“I’ve had national news calls already,” he said, less than an hour after he sent out the press release.
No other information was released.
The bodies of the two teens, Liberty German and Abigail Williams, were discovered Feb. 14, 2017, near the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi one day after a relative dropped the girls off for a two-hour hike. When they failed to show on an agreed-upon pick-up time, an all-out search commenced.
Investigators released a grainy photo of a man they believed to be the killer from German’s cell phone. They also released a recording, also obtained from German’s phone, of the suspect saying, “Down the hill.” Months later, a sketch of the suspect – obtained from witnesses who believe they saw the man --was released.
Since that time, no other information has been released.
During a press conference last February, on the two-year anniversary of the homicides, police said they wanted the public to know they are still working on the case. They also wanted to discourage people from what they called “side-by-side” comparisons on social media of potential suspects to the only known sketch of the primary suspect because it “actually hinders, not helps” investigators.