A Delphi, Indiana, man, Richard Allen, has been arrested for the 2017 murders of eighth graders Abby Williams, 13, and Libby German, 14.
Right here among us’
Libby German’s grandmother and guardian, Becky Patty, was surprised to learn the man arrested for the murders of Libby and Abby Williams was a Delphi resident.
“It's a small community,” she told ABC News hours after Richard Allen’s arrest was announced. “For it to be one of us, it's hard."
How can somebody do that and then just go on living life like nothing happened?" Libby's grandfather, Mike Patty, added.
Libby’s sister, Kelsi German, said she always felt the girls’ killer must be someone familiar with the Delphi area, but she said she didn’t want to believe the suspect “was right here among us.”
Mike Patty commended the police officers who he said were diligent and “sacrificed their own family time” to work on his granddaughter’s case.
“They never let up,” he said.
"There's a lot of questions we have that are unanswered,” he added, “but all in due time that will come.”