Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Girls' Murders

He is the main suspect in double-homicide of teens in Indiana
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 17, 2017 1:48 PM CDT

(Newser) – State police have released an artist's composite sketch of a man considered the main suspect in the killings of two northern Indiana girls. Police said the suspect is a white man who has reddish-brown hair, stands between 5-6 and 5-10, and weighs between 180 and 220 pounds, per the AP. Investigators are asking the public to study the man's facial features and contact them with any information on him. Fourteen-year-old Liberty German vanished with 13-year-old Abigail Williams on Feb. 13 while hiking a trail near their hometown of Delphi, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Their bodies were found the next day in nearby woods.

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Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby says the sketch was drawn by an FBI sketch artist based on information from someone who saw the suspect walking around the time the girls were killed. Leazenby says he can't discuss where the witness saw the suspect. The FBI artist completed the sketch after recently meeting with the witness. (Previously, police released an audio recording of a man saying "down the hill," as recorded on one of the girl's phones.)

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