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ISP: Over 3,000 tips received in Delphi investigation since new sketch released

Posted at 1:10 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 13:10:09-04

DELPHI — Indiana State Police say they have received more than 3,000 new tips in the three weeks since they released new evidence and a new sketch in the Delphi investigation.

In the 27 months since Liberty German and Abigail Williams were murdered, investigators have combed through more than 42,000 tips that have come in a number of ways including emails, phone calls and walk-ins to local police departments.

In a news briefing on April 22, Indiana State Police released new evidence in their investigation including a sketch of a man they say is now the main suspect in Libby and Abby's murders. The man in the first sketch, which was released in July 2017, is no longer considered a suspect at this time.

At the same press conference, Indiana State Police also released a new short clip of the video recorded on Libby German's cell phone, a short clip of audio of a few more words spoken by the suspect and a new sketch of the suspect. You can view those below.

READ | ISP: Person in first Delph sketch is no longer person of interest in Libby and Abby's murders | Hundreds of tips come in the 24 hours after new sketch is released

Police also released a few new tidbits of information, including that their suspect - the man in the new sketch - is between 18 and 40 years old, but could appear much younger than he actually is. They also now say they believe the man is from Delphi, is familiar with Delphi or works in the city.

Since that press conference, Indiana state police have received more than 3,000 new tips including:

  • 2,600 emails
  • 506 calls to the tip line
  • 145 calls or walk-ins to local police departments across the state

READ | Sheriff asks public to STOP posting side-by-sides of Delphi suspect with new sketch

State police also remind tipsters to remember the following when submitting tips:

  • 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

"Please remember that we are looking for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who committed this crime," Indiana State Police said in their release.
Tips can remain anonymous.

If you have a tip, no matter how insignificant you feel it might be, contact us by email at or phone at 844-459-5786.