DELPHI, Ind. -- It’s a symbol that’s become synonymous with Libby and Abby – and seven months after their murder orange bulbs continue to light the darkness across Indiana, and beyond.
After Liberty German and Abigail Williams were found murdered on February 14th, Libby’s mother began the movement, encouraging those in the area to replace their porch lights with orange bulbs in honor of the girls.
That movement caught the attention of Paulette Ferguson, who made it her mission to get orange light bulbs in as many homes as possible.
"You couldn't find an orange light bulb anywhere around,” said Ferguson.
The lights are to honor the girls, but also signify the fact that their killer remains out there.
It was a cause Ferguson wanted to get behind, so she made it her mission to make sure as many people as possible had orange lights.
She emailed several companies and one of them to her to sell, another – Westinghouse – agreed to send a semi with 2,500 bulbs. The only requirement, Ferguson had to give them away for free.
Because of that generous donation, people in cities across central Indiana now have orange lights illuminating their homes – until investigators capture the person who killed Libby and Abby.
"I pray for the day we can turn off our orange light bulbs,” said Ferguson.
Paulette says if any of her orange light bulbs burn out she’ll have to buy new ones. She got so wrapped up in passing them out that she didn’t keep any for her own home.
Investigators are still searching for the man depicted in the sketch and photo below. If you have any information on who he might be call the tipline at 844-459-5786.
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