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Pat McAfee to Delphi: We got your back

Posted at 8:37 AM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 13:45:03-04

DELPHI, Ind. -- Former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee said his eyes were opened by the killings of two Delphi, Indiana girls, making him want to help out. 

McAfee and Colts owner Jim Irsay donated $97,000 to the Delphi reward fund, bumping it up to $200,000.

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"Although you don't want to entice people with money to do the right thing, we assumed with the quality of the photo and the sound of the clip, the only people who are going to know who this is is somebody who's had a long relationship with this person," McAfee said Friday on Good Morning America. "Whether it's family, or friends, or something like that. They're probably struggling with loyalty, but this is a horrible person. We thought $200,000 is a life-changing amount of money."

The reward money is for any information leading to an arrest of whoever killed Abigail Williams and Libby German last month.

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The bodies of Williams, 13, and German, 14, were found in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail on Feb. 14.  The girls were reported missing the day before by family after they didn't return from a hike.

Indiana State Police released a picture of a suspect, which was taken by Liberty on her cell phone. She also captured a man's voice saying "down the hill" during what police call "criminal activity." You can listen to that recording and see the photo below.


McAfee retired from the Colts in February to pursue a career in comedy.

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"Hopefully we just spread the word across the country to find this monster and get him off the street, which would be good for America, good for Indiana and good for everybody," McAfee said.

McAfee also said he is planning on going to Delphi to meet the community and offer his support.

"It's such a small town," he said. "There is a lot of division that is publicly stated and talked about on the news. I think America as a whole is like a community. If you're from a small town, we got your back."

If you would like to donate to the reward fund, you can mail a check to the Indiana State Police Alliance, 1415 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46203. Put "Delphi Reward" on the memo line of your check

Indiana State Police are still encouraging anyone with information on the case, no matter how insignificant, to call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at (844) 459-5786 or 1-800-225-5324 (800-Call FBI). Tips can also be emailed to Information can be reported anonymously.

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