Police identify bodies found at Deer Creek

Cheryl Sanders
February 17, 2017

Police say they are hoping to identify the man in the picture so they can ask him about anything he may have seen.

They never returned to the meeting place and were reported missing. Their cause of death and nature of injuries were not released due to the ongoing investigation.

Search parties scoured the base of the bridge, known locally as the Monon High Bridge, and surrounding trails Monday night, but darkness made it almost impossible, Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said technology, specifically the girls' social-media accounts and cell phone records, was important to the investigation.

The girls' bodies were discovered by search volunteers Tuesday along a railroad bridge near Dear Creek in Delphi, about 70 miles northwest of Indianapolis, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.


Police say this is a double homicide investigation.

The girls had reportedly been dropped off at the location to go for a hike.

Wednesday evening, police confirmed that the bodies belonged to Liberty German and Abigail Williams.

The bodies were located about 50 feet from the creek bank in an area without hiking trails, police said.

He appears to be wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket.


"There is somebody out there that did do this crime and we're going to track them down", Leazenby said.

Another photo shared that afternoon showed the abandoned bridge where the girls were dropped off.

State Police have released a photograph taken on the Delphi Historic Trails around the time two teenage girls went missing.

IN investigators believe this man may know something about the murders of two teenage girls, whose bodies were found Tuesday. "Parents should make sure they know where their children are and what their children are doing, and if nothing else, know what's going on in their lives". He says everyone should just be more aware and contact police if they notice anything or anyone out of the ordinary. Callers can remain anonymous. They have received hundreds of tips from the local community.


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