The killer in the unsolved murders in Delphi is said to have moved and staged the victim’s bodies, according to newly surfaced police documents, and brought a souvenir from their 2017 murders.
Best friends Libby German, 14, and Abby Williams, 13, lost a lot of blood in their murders with an unspecified weapon and were not killed in the same location where their bodies were discovered near a path where they were in a fun way left. day together a few hours earlier.
The shocking new details about the murders that have rocked the community of Delphi, Indiana, for more than five years, came to light in a search warrant obtained by podcast The Murder Sheet and shared with the independent†
The warrant, filed by an FBI agent investigating the murders in 2017, was to conduct a search of Ronald Logan’s home.
Mr. Logan’s home was just 400 yards from where Libby and Abby’s bodies were discovered on Valentine’s Day 2017. He died in 2020 and the case remains unsolved to this day.
In the search warrant – parts of which have been redacted – the officer reveals that the killer was said to have been covered in blood from the victims due to the “large amount of blood lost by the victims at the crime scene”.
“Due to the nature of the victim’s injuries, it is almost certain that the perpetrator of the crime would have had blood on his person/clothing,” the officer wrote.
Investigators never revealed how the girls died or disclosed any details about the crime scene.
For the first time, the order reveals that they were killed by some kind of weapon, but the word has been redacted in the document.
Libby and Abby went missing on February 13, 2017 after leaving for a hike along the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi, Indiana.
Their bodies were discovered the next day in a wooded area about half a mile from the trail.
For more than five years, the families of the two girls have been searching for answers about what happened and who is responsible for their murders.
But no arrests have ever been made with various promising clues or theories that have sprung up over the years just to get cold.
The day the girls went missing, Libby had posted photos to Snapchat of her and Abby walking along the path.
The 14-year-old also captured a grainy video on her phone of a man wearing blue jeans, a jacket and a hoodie walking along the abandoned railway bridge.
Investigators have released a still image of the video and a chilling audio of the man telling the two girls, “Go down the hill.”
Investigators have long suspected that this man is the girls’ killer and praised the girls for documenting the video as evidence.
The man has never been identified. He is described as a white male between 16 and 40 years old, between 5′ 6″ and 5′ 10″ in height and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds.
This grainy photo was taken on Libby’s phone the day the girls went missing. Investigators believe the man is the killer.
The release of the search warrant comes just months after the Indiana State Police announced they were investigating a fake online profile called anthony_shots in connection with the case.
The profile was used on platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram from 2016 to 2017 and featured photos of a well-known male model, portraying him as extremely wealthy and owning numerous sports cars.
Investigators said the person behind the account pretended to be the model to groom underage girls and get them to send nude photos and their addresses and try to get them to meet.
The male model whose photos were used has been identified and is not a person of interest in the case, investigators said.
The creator of the fake online profile had already been identified as Kegan Anthony Kline, a 27-year-old man with addresses in Kokomo and Peru, close to Delphi.
He was arrested on charges of child sexual abuse and exploitation images linked to the account and admitted to grooming underage girls online.
The affidavit states that on Feb. 25, 2017—less than two weeks after Abby and Libby were murdered—the Indiana State Police and the FBI executed a search warrant at Mr. Kline’s home in Peru after targeting the user of the anthony_shots- profile of the property.
Mr Kline allegedly told investigators that he would use social media accounts to talk to underage girls and that he had exchanged messages with and received about 100 sexual photos and about 20 sexually explicit videos from about 15 underage girls.
Mr Kline was charged with 30 offenses in this case in 2020.
The documents, filed in 2020 and heavily redacted, do not mention the murders of Libby and Abby, and he has not been charged with any involvement in their deaths.