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New app sparks interest in Delphi murders four years later

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 14:07:22-05

DELPHI — The deaths of Abby and Libby continue to spark interest in the world. Nearly four years later, a new social media app is setting out to get people to take a new look at the tragedy.

CrimeDoor App is releasing a virtual recreation of the scene and has become the latest effort to help put the case in the global spotlight and find the person who killed Delphi’s daughters.

The 3-D video allows people to walk virtually on the bridge where the girls encountered the man who police believe killed them.

Virtual recreation of the scene where Libby & Abby likely met their killer

CrimeDoor is an augmented reality experience launched in December by husband and wife, Neil and Lauren Mandt. Their goal is to help families bring renewed attention to cold cases by using AR technology and help source information from the public.

“To be able to bring that kind of resolution and help families I can’t think of anything ever that would be more valuable than we could ever do,” Neil told WRTV.

CrimeDoor focuses on high profile cases that remain unsolved, like the one involving 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.

The app uses augmented reality recreations that allow the user to take a virtual walk into the basement where her body was found in her Colorado home.

That same AR technology will be used on the Delphi case and provide people another tool to possibly spark memories or conversations that could lead to the killer.

“This is cool. This will be good for families, my family as well. This will help us to get to more and more people,” Libby’s sister, Kelsi German said of the new app.

READ | Three Years Later: Everything we know about the murders of Delphi's daughters

Millions across the world have already seen Libby’s cell phone video, which recorded an image and audio of the possible suspect on the Old Monon High Bridge. Based on that video and information from possible witnesses, police have also released a sketch of the suspect.

The Delphi case will join others that to this day continue to capture the nation’s attention.

The app has recreated the virtual site where Beatles superstar John Lennon was shot and killed, the home where Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were found dead in Los Angeles.

“It’s all about understanding and bringing the use of that extra sense. Do all the research in the world, but really being there gives you the next dimension to really experience what investigators might have felt when there,” Lauren said.

The reward for information leading to the arrest of the Delphi killer is over $250,000.

If you have any information, you can contact investigators at any of the resources below.

Tip Line: (844) 459-5786
Indiana State Police: (800) 382-7537

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