When news broke that the Indiana State Police had detained a man suspected of killing two teenage girls in Delphi, Indiana, people all over the country rejoiced. Many believed the arrest would provide the long-needed explanations for the 2017 homicides.
The general public may now have to wait even longer.
The bodies of Abigail Williams, 13, and Liberty “Libby” German, 14, who had been exploring on Delphi, Indiana’s Monon High Bridge Trail the previous day, were discovered on February 14, 2017.
Richard Allen, 50, was finally detained by police as a suspect in the murder on October 31 after waiting five years to do so. Police have kept many case specifics under wraps throughout the investigation, refusing to say how the girls were killed or other pertinent information for fear of jeopardizing the probe. Only a video with audio that was recorded from German’s smartphone was available to the public; it showed a man approaching the person filming him and saying, “Guys, down the hill.”