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Delphi, Indiana: Reward increased to $100,000+ for information leading to arrest in murder of girls

Posted at 2:57 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 13:36:35-05

DELPHI, Ind. -- The reward being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case of two murdered girls from Delphi has been increased to more than $100,000 thanks to donations from the community and local businesses.

The bodies of Abigail Williams, 13, and Liberty German, 14, were found in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail on Feb. 14.  The girls were reported missing the day before by family after they didn't return from a hike.

Since that time, authorities have released a picture of a suspect which they later said was taken byLiberty on her cell phone.  She also captured the man's voice saying "down the hill."  You can listen to that recording below.

In an effort to encourage more tips on the case, a $41,000 reward was announced last Wednesday. It increased the following day to$50,000 with a donation from the office of U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita.

The reward increased once more on Monday to $96,000. Indiana State Police say the Ball Corporation in Monticello donated $5,000 and an anonymous donor gave $5,000.  The remaining donations came from the public and businesses.

If you would like to donate to the reward fund, you can mail a check to the Indiana State Police Alliance, 1415 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46203. Put "Delphi Reward" on the memo line of your check

Indiana State Police are still encouraging anyone with information on the case, no matter how insignificant, to call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at (844) 459-5786 or 1-800-225-5324 (800-Call FBI). Tips can also be emailed to Information can be reported anonymously.

There have been about 10,000 tips received so far via e-mail and phone.  1,000 of those tips have come in since Saturday. 

MORE | FBI moves to larger space for Delphi case

The FBI is also using about 6,000 electronic billboards in 46 states to try and get information about the case.

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