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Scholarship fund to be named in honor of murdered Delphi teen

Posted at 1:06 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 16:46:42-05

DELPHI, Ind. – The family of Liberty German, one of the two teens murdered in Delphi, will create a scholarship fund in her honor.

Mike Patty, German’s grandfather spoke to the public for the first time Thursday since the murder, and said the hope is the teens “will be remembered forever.”

“The donations we’ve received in Libby’s name have been utilized to establish a scholarship fund,” said Patty.

He also plans to use the donations to build a softball field and park in memory of the girls.

RELATED | Benefit softball tournament organized in memory of Liberty and Abigail

German, 14, and 13-year-old Abigail Williams were hiking near the Monon High Bridge Feb. 13 and their bodies were found the following day.

Indiana State Police released a photo of the suspect, which was found on German’s cell phone. They also discovered a clip of a man saying, “down the hill” on her phone as well. You can listen to that clip below.

Police said more than 11,000 tips have been received by investigators and they are looking through each one. They are still encouraging people to submit any information they may have to the Delphi tipline at (844) 459-5786 or 1-800-225-5324 (800-Call FBI).

Tips may also be sent by email to