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In the midst of tragedy, the small community of Delphi continues to support murdered teens' families

Posted at 12:39 AM, Feb 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 14:55:07-05

DELPHI, Ind. -- From pizza to bracelets, people living in Delphi are coming together in the midst of tragedy to show their support for the families of two murdered teens.

It’s been nearly two weeks since Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, went missing while hiking near the Monon High Bridge. Their bodies were found by volunteers the next day.

But for the tight-knit community the two girls grew up in, the tragedy is made more difficult because police have not caught the person responsible.

“It has just been surreal seeing FBI and news trucks in my town,” said Jennifer Roth.

Roth and her daughter, Emilee, have been selling Abby and Libby wristbands for the past week to raise money for the families of the two girls. They continued their fundraiser at Friday night's high school basketball game. 

“It’s something inexpensive that everybody can do. It’s a dollar, and they feel like they did something,” said Roth.

Theirs is just one of nearly a dozen fundraisers that have been going on in the small community over the past week.

On Friday, Pizza King ran a marathon fundraiser. The business will donate 100 percent of their sales from that day to the families of Libby and Abby.

The owners of Pizza King said they were slammed with orders from the moment they opened. They have not yet released the total sales for that day. 

The FBI is still searching for the person who killed Abigail and Liberty. A photo and short audio clip captured by Liberty on the day the girls died were released earlier this week by the FBI. 

Listen to the audio by clicking "play" below.

If you recognize the voice or photo, please call the Delphi tip line at 844-459-5786 or 1-800-CALL FBI, or you can email

Indiana State Police continue to stress the importance of reporting tips to authorities and not to social media to avoid speculation and confusion.


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