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Police on scene serving warrant at Delphi home [Indiana]
WLFI-TV Lafayette, In ^ | 2-16-17 | Alexandra Kruczek

Posted on 02/16/2017 6:43:10 PM PST by grame

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana State Police have a large presence at a home in Delphi serving a search warrant.

Sgt. Kim Riley tells News 18 state police are serving a search warrant at a home on the 11000 block of Bicycle Bridge Road in Delphi.

Riley said police are taking tips and information related to the double-homicide case, and this investigation is related to leads they received through that case.

No arrests have yet been made.

A News 18 crew at the scene reports a majority of investigators left the scene just before 8 p.m. A few investigators still remain at the house.

Through the early evening, investigators could be seen gathering evidence and taking pictures of the property. At it’s height, State Police, the FBI and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office were on scene.

Indiana State Police have set up a tip line regarding the death investigation. The number is 844-459-5786 and all information regarding the case should be directed to this number.

We will continue to follow this story and we will have more information on WLFI.com and coming up on News 18 at 11.

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Tragic. Two 13 yr old girls taking a walk on a public trail murdered.The girls didn't meet up with parents at planned site. They reported the missing girls to police. No Amber Alert issued because there was no reason to believe they were in danger.
1 posted on 02/16/2017 6:43:10 PM PST by grame
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To: grame

Original story

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) – Multiple Carroll County law enforcement officers are continuing to follow up on possible leads that could lead them to two missing girls. The girls were last seen near the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi Monday afternoon.

Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, went missing Monday. The girls were last seen near an abandoned railroad bridge, known as the Monon High Bridge around 1 p.m.

“We’re just praying for their safe return,” said Liberty’s grandfather Mike Patty. “I’m upset and confused. Obviously, very distraught. I’m just worried. All I want to do is have the girls get home safe.”

The girls were dropped off near the bridge to walk around and hang out. They had made arrangements to be picked up by a family member later in the afternoon. But when the time came for the girls to be picked up, they never showed up.

Abigail’s mom, Anna Williams, has spent hours at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, just hoping to hear her little girl is OK.

“I’m getting scared now,” said Anna Williams. “It’s getting cold and they’ve been out a long time. I don’t know what time they ate last.”

The girls haven’t answered their phones since around the time they went missing.

“Missing, abducted, we don’t know for sure,” said Patty.” The cellphone has been pinging around town – and here there is a cellphone tower – but the ping was last noted around five to six hours ago. And they say the phone is now dead.”

The last Snapchat from one of the girls was from 2:07 p.m. on Monday.

“I saw the texts where they got delivered, but they never got read,” said Patty.

Williams said, “It’s a very scary situation right now and I just want her home.”

Other people from the community say they won’t stop looking even if it takes all night.

Based on information learned from friends and family members, Leazenby said investigators do not suspect foul play. They have no information to believe the girls are in any kind of danger, other than being exposed to outside elements.

Leazenby said investigators looked into having an Amber Alert issued. They were informed this event does not meet the criteria set by state guidelines to have an alert issued.


2 posted on 02/16/2017 6:44:26 PM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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3 posted on 02/16/2017 6:46:10 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!)
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To: grame

Feel very bad about that tragedy, how could it have happened?


4 posted on 02/16/2017 6:46:38 PM PST by BeadCounter
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To: grame

This story has been on every central Indiana news outlet 24/7 since it happened. And law enforcement has put every resource on the investigation.


5 posted on 02/16/2017 6:49:21 PM PST by henkster
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To: grame

There was a grainy picture posted of a man who was on that same trail. I’m guessing somebody has already ID him,


6 posted on 02/16/2017 6:50:16 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: grame


7 posted on 02/16/2017 6:53:12 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: CaptainK

Bess these children and their families. It is devastating to the entire nation. Who is he?


8 posted on 02/16/2017 6:54:17 PM PST by WENDLE (Trump RULES IMMIGRATION!! Sanctuary crap will STOP or no money. ZERO!!)
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To: grame

A small farm town in Central IN. There is no place that is safe anymore.


9 posted on 02/16/2017 6:55:51 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: BeadCounter

” how could it have happened?”

The girls were dropped off near the (abandoned) bridge to walk around and hang out.


10 posted on 02/16/2017 6:55:59 PM PST by TexasGator
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To: TexasGator

Yep...14 and 13 YO girls dropped off to hang out at some abandoned bridge?. What could go wrong? Wow. Btw, the bridge in the pic looks like something out of a horror movie.


11 posted on 02/16/2017 7:02:52 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Rebelbase

My daughter lived in Delphi for a few years. Quiet town. Not uncommon to see an Amish buggy going down the road. A YMCA day camp just outside of town.

Evil is everywhere. No one drops their daughters off for an afternoon walk & expects to next see them in the morgue.


12 posted on 02/16/2017 7:08:19 PM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: grame

Update added to article

Riley said they have received more than 200 calls about the photo they released earlier this week. They still have not identified the person in the picture.


13 posted on 02/16/2017 7:14:27 PM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: Rebelbase

There never was such a thing as a safe place save where people stood by actively making it so. It is and was just an illusion otherwise.


14 posted on 02/16/2017 7:29:00 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: grame

My young granddaughters live there now.

Unfortunately, evil knows no zip code


15 posted on 02/16/2017 7:31:27 PM PST by digger48
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To: Spktyr

Way too many pedo pervs out there.


16 posted on 02/16/2017 7:32:00 PM PST by Chauncey Gardiner
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To: CaptainK

17 posted on 02/16/2017 7:35:22 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: grame

Suspect photo, released earlier.

18 posted on 02/16/2017 7:35:25 PM PST by blam
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To: Chauncey Gardiner

That was always the case. They’re just more open about it now and better connected.

Before you (or someone else) protests that there were safe zones and this didn’t happen back in the 50s/60s/70s, keep in mind that this song came out in 1972 and it had to have been based on events that happened earlier. What we’re seeing is anything but new, it’s just that we’re paying more attention and more suspicious these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANI-T4TclJU

Lyrics:
Now I’m going to tell you about Sweet Mary Meek
Known for her loveliness
Young and quite a treat, yeah
She was known to wander by the creek
The pride of the prudes, Little Mary Meek
Yeah, yeah

Something happened to make the townfolk speak
‘Cause little Mary’s been gone now for over a week
Everybody says “Where can Mary be?”
Well I got Mary Meek and I won’t set her free
No. Oh no.

I’m Pete the Bondage Freak
I hide in the bushes down by the creek
I found Mary Meek and I won’t let her go

Yeah... that was a phenomenon well enough known to be in a popular song in *1972*. There’s also this infamous 1957 case that, well, circumstantially seems to indicate something about this bad. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_in_the_Box_(Philadelphia)


19 posted on 02/16/2017 7:42:37 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: BeadCounter

So tragic. What a horror the girls must have suffered and now their families. The killer should get the electric chair or whatever they use in Indiana.


20 posted on 02/16/2017 7:55:26 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: BeadCounter

So tragic. What a horror the girls must have suffered and now their families. The killer should get the electric chair or whatever they use in Indiana.


21 posted on 02/16/2017 7:55:34 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: BeadCounter

I have been following the case. My guess is these two girls set up a meeting with a predator, they met on social media. Guy scoped out the area thoroughly and found a secluded place. Had a gun and took them to the place where their bodies were found. Time line is very tight. Photo taken of one of the girls by the other girl on the bridge is time stamped 2:07 pm.. and all is well. They were due to be picked up by relatives between 3:00 and 3:30 pm. No way they were killed on the bridge and moved if only one perpetrator... not enough time to move two bodies and get out of dodge. A terribly sad situation.


22 posted on 02/16/2017 8:11:04 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Where did the pic of the perp, sorry, person of interest come from? It seems the task force knows more than they’re telling..


23 posted on 02/16/2017 8:27:24 PM PST by cardinal4 ("Sat stonefaced while the building burned..")
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To: Rebelbase

That’s been true for scores of years


24 posted on 02/16/2017 8:29:01 PM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: cardinal4

Law enforcement has refused to answer that question. Seems there are a few possibilities. A trail camera, photo taken by other people on the trail that day, or recovered from the phone of one of the girls. Girls were found near a creek and it was reported that divers were sent in to recover evidence. Murderer may have thrown phones in the creek, but newer versions of iPhones are now waterproof.


25 posted on 02/16/2017 8:34:57 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse

My guess is they stumbled on a drug deal.


26 posted on 02/16/2017 8:44:15 PM PST by boxlunch (Pray for Donald Trump's safety, for his family and cabinet. Make America Good Again!)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Very creepy story. It is what one expect on Criminal Minds or something similar..


27 posted on 02/16/2017 8:51:13 PM PST by cardinal4 ("Sat stonefaced while the building burned..")
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To: cardinal4

I agree, really creepy. I hope they find him... quickly.


28 posted on 02/16/2017 8:54:54 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I live in Lafayette, Indiana and we are following this one very closely. Terribly tragic situation. There are only 4,000 people in Delphi and one of them did this.


29 posted on 02/17/2017 3:08:31 AM PST by MustKnowHistory
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To: apocalypto

13 and 14 hanging out near an abandoned bridge, what the hell is wrong with these parents


30 posted on 02/17/2017 4:23:57 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: ronnie raygun

Rural towns are not the same as suburbs and cities.
Kids hang out it all types of places in these areas.
Its what goes on.


31 posted on 02/17/2017 6:24:03 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: longfellowsmuse

From the comments that law enforcement made about “knowing what’s going on in your children’s lives” it seems like there was something arranged, possibly recovered from a child’s phone. I’m just guessing. It seems like this was not totally random.


32 posted on 02/17/2017 7:03:40 AM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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To: CGASMIA68

Not in my world. My husband and I live in rural and carry especially when we hike. I would never allow my 13 year old to go. RIP girls.


33 posted on 02/17/2017 8:11:09 AM PST by angcat (THANK YOU LORD FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP!)
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To: dragnet2

I see nothing wrong with the how the bridge looks or the area around it. NOTHING should be going wrong. Not in the America I used to live in. When I was young, kids could run around in the woods or wherever all day long. We weren’t overrun by perverts, illegal perverts, human traffickers, and the like.

I want to see us go back to the days when children could be out and about without fear of abduction.


34 posted on 02/17/2017 8:15:33 AM PST by generally ( Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: generally

I see, so you'd have no problem dropping off your teenage girls to go hang out at the venue above?

35 posted on 02/17/2017 9:28:26 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ReagansShinyHair

My feelings as well. It was also a weekday afternoon. The odds that a sexual predator would lie in wait on a weekday afternoon on the off chance that two victims would come by during a specific two hour window just seem too small to be what likely occurred. I think he’s local to the general area.


36 posted on 02/17/2017 10:09:03 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: dragnet2

Reports have indicated it was the older sister of one of the two girls who dropped them off, which would make more sense.


37 posted on 02/17/2017 10:10:59 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse
You evaded my question. Lets try one more time.

I see nothing wrong with the how the bridge looks or the area around it.

So you'd have no problem dropping off your teenage girls to go hang out at the venue above?

??

38 posted on 02/17/2017 10:15:08 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: longfellowsmuse

My apologies, it was the other poster who never answered the question, not you. Perhaps you could address it. Thanks.


39 posted on 02/17/2017 10:20:51 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: generally
I grew up in Yonkers in the 70’s and my mother always advised us to beware of getting kidnapped. I guess it was because she grew up in Manhattan. We were raised to be street smart.
40 posted on 02/17/2017 10:31:12 AM PST by angcat (THANK YOU LORD FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP!)
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To: dragnet2

I think I read reports that an older sister dropped the girls off. It could be that the parents of the girls had no idea they were headed there that day. This could be especially true if they went there to meet someone and they didn’t want their parents to know. Me personally... no I would not drop off my teenage daughters at such a place but I’m considered the overprotective type.


41 posted on 02/17/2017 10:32:04 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: grame
Not meant to impune the girls in any way, but hope they check their face book, texts, etc.

Maybe they meant to meet up with someone they thought was another kid(s).

Lots of creepy people out there who deceive innocent kids like that.

42 posted on 02/17/2017 10:40:00 AM PST by mware (RETIRED)
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To: generally

These ex-railroad-paths are extremely popular, common walking and hiking paths around Indiana. I suppose to some, it might look like an isolated area, but it’s not. It’s rural, but not isolated. These walking and hiking paths are known to have low crime and to be very safe, statistically speaking. I can’t fault the parents for letting the kids go for a hike. It does seem like law enforcement suspects that in this case, there was some sort of prearranged meeting, but I am just guessing based off of the law enforcement statements about “knowing what’s going in in your kid’s lives.”

I’d let my teenagers walk and hike in the woods, but I won’t let them have smartphones.


43 posted on 02/17/2017 10:58:01 AM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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To: longfellowsmuse
Me personally... no I would not drop off my teenage daughters at such a place

Nor would I.

44 posted on 02/17/2017 11:49:28 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mware

The lack of any real news is odd, too..


45 posted on 02/17/2017 1:25:17 PM PST by cardinal4 ("Sat stonefaced while the building burned..")
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To: dragnet2
why can't our kids and our grandkids BE KIDS?....why must we keep them locked up?

part of the problem is that nowadays, a parent is deemed terrible if they give the slightest freedom to their kids, to roam and hike and explore.....

46 posted on 02/18/2017 9:18:50 PM PST by cherry
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To: dragnet2

it looks like a normal railroad bridge in farm country.....its not inner city Detroit or Baltimore....


47 posted on 02/18/2017 9:26:28 PM PST by cherry
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To: cherry

I was taking public transportation with friends when I was their age-—in Boston and Cambridge.

There were no automobiles in any of our families.

.


48 posted on 02/18/2017 9:31:17 PM PST by Mears
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OK, so you’d have no problem dropping off your girls there. No problem. What you do is your biz.


49 posted on 02/18/2017 9:38:25 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: apocalypto

Rope+tree. End of story. Perp committed suicide


50 posted on 02/19/2017 7:54:48 PM PST by Keyhopper (Indians had bad immigration laws)
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