Found Deceased IN - Abigail (Abby) Williams, 13, & Liberty (Libby) German, 14, The Delphi Murders 13 Feb 2017 #130

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  1. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Welcome back to the Delphi Murders discussion thread.

    On the afternoon of Feb. 13th, 2017, best friends Abigail Williams and Liberty German were dropped off at a bridge in the town of Delphi. On Feb 14th their bodies were discovered around noon about 50 feet from the north bank of Deer Creek which is about 0.5 miles from the bridge.
    The Sheriff's office gave a press conference on 4/22/19 and we have some solid information. Please take a look below


    HERE IS THE NEW SKETCH FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON 4/22/19
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    HERE IS THE NEW AUDIO. IT'S-A BIT LONGER THAN THE FIRST AUDIO:
    https://www.in.gov/isp/files/Delphi_Audio_Edited_2019x3.wav

    Here is the old audio in a loop:

    http://www.in.gov/isp/files/Delphi_male_voice_loop.mp3

    LATEST PRESS CONFERENCE 4/22/19

    FOR MORE CLICK HERE FOR THE CARROL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FACEBOOK PAGE.


    Anyone with information about this case, no matter how insignificant, is encouraged to call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at (844) 459-5786.

    Information can also be reported by calling the Indiana State Police at(800) 382-7537, or the Carroll County Sheriff's Department at (765) 564-2413.

    Information can also be emailed to Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

    video of press conference from 2017 02/22/17: https://www.facebook.com/NewsCenter1...4728963476130/

    Let's do this. Let's commit to getting this killer's picture and voice out there any possible way we can.


    Pictures of Abby and Libby

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    Sillybilly Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Hey everyone,

    Other than a similarity to the Delphi sketch, there is no indication from LE that Martrell Weaver is considered a POI or suspect in the murders of Libby and Abby. We've been down this road before where there are similarities between sketches and other individuals but there ends up being no connection.

    Please do not continue to discuss him unless/until we find out that LE is investigating him as a POI or suspect in relation to the Delphi case.

    As usual, members may sleuth behind the scenes and discuss via private messaging where up to 20 members can be added to the private conversation. Just don't post your findings on this public thread.

    If there is any change, we will review it if/when that happens.

    Thanks.
     
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    Basic Websleuths folks .. no social media rumors ! Sometimes they're right, most times they're wrong.

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  6. Angels27

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    Wow I just listened to PC 2 from 2017 AGAIN and rewound it and again and DC does NOT say BG with the goatee is the killer, only that the one whose voice we hear on the recording and is the same as the guy on Bridge saying down the hill. He does, however, say that for sure the new sketch of YG (which is actually the first sketch they did supposedly but never released) IS the person responsible for the murders. He isn’t saying BG and YG are the same person. WOW. I wonder if there were 2 people involved! Does anyone know if DC ever answered the question directly regarding if they thought BG and YG are the SAME person?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. Barbieshell

    Barbieshell Always be kind folks YOLO

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    People have mentioned this 2 person angle, I honestly don't believe it. I think it was just 1 random sick **** and someone has got themselves confused somewhere.
     
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    OMG, I bet “the different investigative strategy” is 2 PERPS! One lured down the hill, and one actually did the killing, maybe. That would explain the polar opposite looks of BG and YG. I listened closely again to PC 2 and DC never says BG is the killer only that his voice said “Down the hill,” but he did say, YG IS the killer!
    That would explain the unique statement “shifting gears to a different investigative strategy.”
     
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    Barbieshell Always be kind folks YOLO

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    2 killers = 2 people that have to keep their gobs shut.....you know that's doubtful both would keep their mouths shut for the last 4 years ? I mean it's possible but highly improbable.
     
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    While I don't think he's BG (looking into his past crimes through the years, his big thing seems to be grooming and getting into relationships with young girls which is obviously illegal and is rape. Glad he won't be able to ruin any more lives), but seeing that pic of him makes me think that is very similar to how, IMO, I expect BG will look when captured. Right in between the two sketches, not too young but not too old. Pretty normal looking guy who would blend in. Lets go, 2021, be our year!!
     
  11. Angels27

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    Btw, I also recall in some interview LE saying something like we believe this person “participated in the crime.” I thought that was weird and definitely hints at more than 1 person. I’ve actually heard that statement a few times from LE in the media.
     
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    Just too many blank spots for me to settle on some things. Like is he a serial killer? Either in the HLN broadcast or the YouTube video where the HLN hosts talk about the case they mention using the FBI's ViCAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program). ViCAP is not even utilized by a majority of LE agencies, so this guy could have killed using a similar signature and a search of ViCAP would not turn up anything. Trying to control two victims, in a public place (e.g., not inside a private residence) and during the day almost makes me think he had the confidence he could do this. How? One obvious thought is that he has killed before, but where it was easier to conceal his actions from others and it was a single victim? Of course, he could have rehearsed this over and over in his mind and during a walk in that area or similar area and he drew his confidence from there. It didn't likely take him very long as he had probably confronted the girls around 2:20-2:30 PM (my estimate) and killed them before Liberty's father called around 3:00 PM. He did it quickly because he has done it before?

    In addition to checking other murders I hope LE has checked into what might be botched abduction attempts. That is, this guy tried to do this before but using his vehicle or from another type of location like a mall parking lot. IOW, he figures this didn't work I need to try something else. Jesse Matthew killed two girls, Morgan Harrington and Hannah Graham in Virginia, but years earlier he attempted to rape another woman and this attempt failed. Even if such a person wasn't caught there might be other information such a description or a vehicle used.

    Of course, another of the possibilities I've thought of is if his victim(s), previously or subsequently, are only listed as missing and LE hasn't found them in order to make the connection. This guy could have killed before, but only single victims. Also, just because he killed two young girls here doesn't mean that matches the type he has gone after before. Robert Brashers first known victim was a 28 yo woman in SC and two of his subsequent known victims were girls younger than 15.
     
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    It’s interesting u say that, bc I was just thinking the opposite. Maybe they are thick as theives, maybe related or something. Maybe have dirt on the other or something. You know how when you have a secret to tell that’s too hard to keep in (usually with normal people it’s something good like an engagement, or new job or something, etc) it’s always good if you can tell it to one person and then you don’t have to spell it to the whole world or hint at it to others. Maybe that’s why they’ve been so quiet bc they actually have another to share it with. Their co-conspirator and that’s why it hasn’t gotten out in four years.
     
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    I keep forgetting that the video of BG was taken what, 60 feet away? (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.) So the picture we see is zoomed in and very pixelated. I have to keep reminding myself of that when I think I'm sure of what I see regarding BG.

     
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    Firstly, I will say that I don’t necessarily believe anybody at the trails saw the killer that day. Who gave the information for the young guy sketch, no one knows. Where and when and what that person saw they thought needed reporting, we don’t know.
    Secondly, something I think people fail to realize about the video on the bridge are the very severe shadows brought on by the sun’s angle. Add into that the poor quality of the image. If you look at the video almost frame by frame you will see the shadow shift dramatically and sometimes disappear between frames. The goatee we all thought we saw in the still photo for two years, disappears in many video frames. I think it’s a shadow. After being conditioned for two years to see the older guy, it was hard to let it go, but I now believe the younger sketch is closer to the guy on the bridge. The question then becomes, why did LE allow us to believe BG was an older guy for two years.
    My thoughts. My theory of what happened is what I referenced earlier.
     
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    Wow. How common are meat processing plants in the Midwest. Are there a lot of them? Did they ever find the killer from evansdale? I assume they have DNA from both cases to match up.
     
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    Correction. DC did not say in this PC that BG is or is not the killer. Only that he is the person on bridge saying down the hill. I listened to PC again. He only said that YG is the killer and their new suspect.
     
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    Wow, Did they ask every guy in that town to give DNA? if so that would be great. I didn’t know they did that.
     
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    I just listened to another case (from 1973) where LE had a suspect but didn’t have enough to connect him to crime scene or victim with physical evidence, so he went to trial. Even though he was never named as a suspect it was a high profile case so the media and public were out of hand and were aware of him. When the trial is about to start his lawyer asked the judge to set rules for media where they couldn’t officially name him as a suspect because it could taint the jury and prevent him from getting a fair and impartial trial.

    I mentioned it since it seems both cases are high profile where media and public was heavily invested.
    ETR last sentence
     
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    Replays of Down the Hill starting on Headline News now (7 eastern).
     
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