It’s been approximately five months since Indiana teens Abigail “Abby” Williams, 13, and Liberty “Libby” German, 14, were murdered near Monon High Bridge.
Abigail Williams, 13.Liberty German, 13.http://www.theindychannel.com/news/crime/missing-13-year-old-girls-found-in-carroll-county-official-says-its-not-good
The Delphi teens were dropped off by their families on February 13, 2017, at the local landmark, a spot many considered to be safe place to hang out for kids and adults alike.
The teens were reported missing when they never returned to be picked up by their parents later that afternoon.
Tragically, their bodies were discovered the following day, less than a mile from where they were last seen alive, People reported at the time. Police confirmed the girls had been murdered.
Since that fateful day, police have not found the girls’ killer.
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) February 16, 2017
As ABC News reports, no arrests have been made, and police are still looking for one man — the man videotaped walking in the same vicinity as the girls and who may have been the person recorded on Libby’s phone saying “down the hill.”Indiana State Police
As the months drag on without justice for the Williams and German families, they are sharing new photos of the girls to reinvigorate the case and encourage anyone with information about who may have killed the girls to come forward, reports WRTV.Screenshot/WRTV
Libby’s grandmother, Becky Patty, who had raised Libby since she was 3-years-old, shared a message on Facebook about how her family’s lives will never be the same.
It has been four months – four months ago today our world as we knew ceased to exist. They told us she was gone. We…
Patty wrote in part:
Since that time life has been like a rollercoaster ride without the seatbelt. You hang on hoping not to fly out. We think of her first thing as we get out of bed, and continue until we climb back into bed — with her being our last thoughts.
She went on to explain the “little things” that people who know about their story but aren’t close to the investigation don’t see because the tragedy didn’t happen directly to them. As she wrote:
Then — there is life — It is the little things people not close to the situation don’t see. Like when the insurance company sends you new insurance cards — her name isn’t on there. When the dentist office calls for their reminder for the girl’s dentist appointments, but only say Kelsi. Or when you go into the school website to add lunch money and Libby is no longer there.
She is disappearing to the world, she is evaporating in front of me.
I cannot let that happen!
Patty told ABC News she is coping with her grief by “throwing herself” into raising $500,000 for new softball field dedicated in the girls’ honor at their school. According to ABC News, she said:
“We lost her. We can’t bring her back. Even when we find this guy, even when he is put away, that’s not gonna bring Libby back. We just want to make sure those girls are remembered forever, that they didn’t die in vain.”
Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby told ABC News he vows to apprehend the girl’s killer; he just doesn’t know when that will be.
Anyone with information is urged to call the tip line at (844) 459-5786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The reward for anyone who provides information leading to the killer’s arrest is over $230,000.