Cops Seek This Man in Murder of 2 Hiking Girls

He was spotted in area where Indiana teens were killed on Monday
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2017 6:24 AM CST
Updated Feb 16, 2017 7:00 AM CST
Cops Seek This Man in Murder of 2 Hiking Girls
Police are hoping to identify this man.   (Indiana State Police)

Indiana State Police are trying to track down a man photographed at the Delphi Historic Trails on Monday around the time two teenage girls were killed there. Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were dropped off at the popular hiking spot by a family member around 1pm Monday. Their bodies were found Tuesday about 50 feet from the shore of Deer Creek on a section of private property only accessible by foot, reports the Indianapolis Star. A man seen in the area at the time was wearing jeans, a dark blue jacket, and a hood. "We are asking help from the public to help identify him so he can be contacted regarding what he might have seen," police say, per

Police are also asking anyone who was in the area on Monday to contact police with possible tips. "There is somebody out there who did this, and we're going to track them down," says an Indiana State Police rep, noting police are already "following up on hundreds of hundreds of leads." Adds a sheriff, per CBS News, "We're going to get to the bottom of this. We feel confident. And we’re going to do everything within our resources to reach justice in this situation." Officials tell Fox 59 that autopsies on both girls have been conducted but the results are not being released at this time. (More Indiana stories.)

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