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Delphi, Indiana: FBI seeks tips on behavioral changes to help catch Delphi killer

Posted at 2:01 PM, Feb 22, 2017

DELPHI, Ind. -- Think back to Monday, Feb. 13, the day two Delphi teens went missing after being dropped off to go hiking on the Monon High Bridge Trail: Did someone you know make an excuse for missing an appointment, or maybe suddenly change their appearance? You may have information that could help solve the double homicide that has rocked a small community in central Indiana.

An FBI spokesperson said at a press conference Thursday that next steps into the investigation of Liberty German and Abigail Williams' deaths is the need for more tips from people who haven't yet come forward with information they may not have thought was germane to share. 

FBI spokesperson Greg Massa asked anyone in the area to think back to that day and remember if anything seemed off or may now seem odd.

"Just think if you had an interaction with an individual who inexplicably canceled an appointment that you had together," Massa said. "Or an individual called into work sick and canceled a social engagement. At the time, they gave what would have been a plausible explanation. 'My cell phone broke' or 'I had a flat tire on my car.' In retrospect, (that) excuse no longer holds water."

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Any other behavior that might be considered suspicious, such as somebody acting differently since Feb. 13, that should be a red flag.

"Did (an) individual travel unexpectedly?" Massa said. "Did they change their appearance? Did they shave their beard, cut their hair or change the color of their hair? Did they change the way they dress?"

The FBI is also looking for anybody who may have changed their regular behavior after Feb. 13. He said to try and remember anybody who:

  • Has a different sleep pattern now
  • Started abusing drugs or alcohol when they wouldn't have beforehand
  • Has become anxious or irritable
  • Has followed this case and what the media is releasing with a sense that is "not normal"
  • Has been having ongoing conversations about where they were on Feb. 13

Police said you shouldn't feel bad about reporting some odd behavior by somebody. If they're innocent, it will only take a few minutes of their time, and they'll never know you were the one who reported them.

If you remember anybody or anything, call the Delphi tip line at 844-459-5786 or email

The tip line is anonymous.

German, 14, and Williams, 13, went missing last Monday after being dropped off to go hiking near the Monon High Bridge. The girls’ bodies were found a week ago Tuesday by volunteers who had been scouring the area throughout the night. Police have not arrested anyone in their murders.


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