On Murdered Teen's Cellphone, a Voice Says, 'Down the Hill'

'There is no doubt in our minds that (Liberty German) is a hero,' say police
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2017 11:52 AM CST
On Murdered Teen's Cellphone, a Voice Says, 'Down the Hill'
This Feb. 13, 2017, photo shows a man walking along the trail system in Delphi, Ind.   (Indiana State Police via AP)

In her final moments, 14-year-old Liberty German did everything she could do to stay alive—and has given police chilling clues as to who murdered her and her best friend, 13-year-old Abigail Williams. "Down the hill," an ominous voice rasps on an audio recording from Liberty's cellphone that police released Wednesday, reports the Indianapolis Star. "Liberty had the presence of mind to turn on the video camera," said Indiana State Police Capt. David Bursten. "There is no doubt in our minds that she is a hero."

Police are also confirming that the photo circulating of the man they suspect is the girls' murderer came from Liberty's cellphone; it's not clear if the voice in the recording belongs to the man in the photograph. Police also announced Wednesday that more than $41,000 in reward money has been raised, reports the AP. (More Liberty German stories.)

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