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Indiana's 'Singing Contractors' record emotional tribute to Delphi murder victims

Singing Contractors pay tribute to Delphi teens
Posted at 2:30 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2019-02-12 09:50:52-05

DELPHI, Ind. -- Two Indiana contractors who have gone viral as "The Singing Contractors" recorded an emotional tribute to the Delphi teens who were killed just over two weeks ago. 

Aaron Gray and Josh Arnett hope their three-part message will help lead police to the girls' killer. 

Abigail, 13, and Liberty, 14, were reported missing on Feb. 13 after they were dropped off to go hiking near the Monon High Bridge in Delphi and didn't return.  Their bodies were found the following day in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail. 

For Gray and Arnett the girls' deaths hit close to home in more than one way. Both men are friends of the girls' families, but they are also fathers. 

“I think what touches home so much with us is we both have daughters close to that age,” said Gray. “What if it happened to us? How would we react? How would we feel? What could we do?”

The video features three key elements: The song, dedicated to Abby and Libby, a photo of the suspect and the audio recording of the suspected killer. You can watch it below. 

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The reward for information leading to an arrest in their murders rose to more than $200,000 on Wednesday.

Former Colts punter Pat McAfee and team owner Jim Irsay donated $97,000 to the fund.

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 have released a picture of a suspect, which was taken by Liberty on her cell phone. She also captured the man's voice saying "down the hill."  You can listen to that recording below.

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