Crime Police unveil composite sketch of Delphi double homicide suspect

20:35  17 july  2017
20:35  17 july  2017 Source:   usatoday.com

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Indiana State Police release a sketch of the Delphi homicide suspect and discuss latest information on the investigation. John Terhune/Journal & Courier.

" Police say the person depicted in the composite sketch is described as a white male between 5'6" In addition to Monday's sketch release, investigators have also released a picture of the suspect German and Williams, of Delphi , vanished February 13 along a trail near their hometown about 60

DELPHI, Ind. — Five months after the killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams, investigators on Monday released a composite sketch of a man believed to be connected to their deaths.

The new evidence was published late Monday morning in an email news release from Indiana State Police.

The person in the sketch is described as a white male between 5’6” to 5’10”, weighing 180 to 220 pounds, with reddish brown hair and an unknown eye color.

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While the hat in the sketch may not be accurate, investigators are asking the public to help identify the person by focusing on his facial features, Sgt. Kim Riley said in the news release.

"The composite drawing is the result of information received during the course of this ongoing investigation," Riley said.

Anyone with information about the killings or the person depicted in the sketch should call the Delphi homicide tip line at 844-459-5786. Tips can be emailed to abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.

Details have been sparse since German and Williams first disappeared Feb. 13 while hiking near Monon High Bridge in a wooded, remote area east of Delphi.

Their bodies were found a day later roughly a half-mile from the bridge.

The sketch accompanies two more crucial pieces of evidence released by investigators in hopes the public would recognize the suspect.

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In the months following the girls' deaths, police have released an image of a suspect and an audio recording of man saying, "Down the hill." Both pieces of evidence were captured by German's cellphone about the time of her death, police said.

The sketch comes nearly five months after the last piece of evidence was disclosed by a team of investigators comprised of local, state and federal authorities, including the FBI.

With those exceptions, police have remained tight-lipped, declining to release further evidence from German's phone or comment on the details of the girls' injuries.

Detectives have sifted through 18,000 tips and have interviewed at least 1,000 people as part of the high-profile double homicide investigation.

While several unrelated arrests have been made during the investigation, a suspect in the slayings has not been identified.

Meanwhile, a reward fund for information leading to an arrest has continued to grow, surpassing $230,000.

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