DELPHI — The legacy of two teenage girls who were murdered in 2017 will live on in a memorial park, but the families of Libby and Abby are still trying to raise the funds to make that park a reality.
The park is meant to be enjoyed by those who love both athletics and the arts, things near and dear to the girls before their deaths.
Work on the park began back in March, just over two years after the girls were killed. The facility is coming along nicely, although the construction has been slowed by the recent rains.
Libby and Abby's families are now facing a challenge to raise $50,000 by August 14 so they can qualify for a state grant of the same amount. That $100,000 would then be used to build an amphitheater at the site of the park — one of the bigger attractions.
"We wish that it would do a little bit more than just the amphitheater and pretty spaces," Abby's mother, Anna Williams, said. "But we still have ball fields, we still have restrooms and pavilions, to put up but this will be a big step one of the larger things attractions in our park."
"The sooner we hit that goal, we can all take a deep sigh," Libby's grandfather, Mike Patty, said.
People who donate at certain levels toward the park can get different "gifts" for their donations.
For example, if you donate $50, you will get a personalized brick as part of the construction and if you can donate $250 you can get a personalized brick and an ornamental tree dedication.
To make a donation you can visit the Project Website. Donations made on the website will go toward the reward levels.
If you just want to make a regular donation you can write a check to:
L & A Park Foundation
P.O. Box 431
Delphi, Indiana 46923
You can also make a cash donation at Security Federal Bank.
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Police are still searching for Libby and Abby's killer.
Indiana State Police ask anyone who has any information about Libby and Abby's murders or who recognizes the man in the image, video, audio or sketch below to reach out.
Remember the following things when submitting a tip:
- Be specific as possible to a description
- Name and age if possible
- A connection to Delphi and that person’s location or address at this time
- Leaving information on how we can contact you for possible clarification of your tip is helpful but not required
Tips can remain anonymous.
The reward for information leading to the arrest of the Delphi killer is now at just over $250,000.
Tip Information Contacts
Tip Line: (844) 459-5786
Indiana State Police: (800) 382-7537
Carroll County Sheriff: (765) 564-2413