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Video released of suspect in 2017 murders of Indiana girls

In this undated police artist sketch provided by the Indiana State Police is the new “face” of the Delphi-Murder suspect on Monday, April 22, 2019. The authorities released video of a man suspected of the deaths of two Indiana teenagers two years ago and urged the public to take a closer look and the images, that shows that the man hiking on an abandoned railway bridge, the girls visited while hiking the day they were killed. The State Police also released a new sketch of the suspect, who is Superintendent Doug Carter says that was produced thanks to the “new information” collected during the investigation of the murders of the Freedom German, and Abigail Williams. (Indiana State Police via AP)

INDIANAPOLIS – Authorities released video Monday of a man suspected of the deaths of two Indiana teenagers two years ago and urged the public to take a closer look and the images, that shows that the man hiking on an abandoned railway bridge, the girls visited while hiking the day they were killed.

The Indiana State Police also released a new sketch of the suspect, which State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said was produced with thanks to the new information-and intelligence” collected during the investigation of the murders of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. During a briefing in the girls’ hometown of Delphi, he said that a composite sketch that was previously released on the basis of the accounts of eyewitnesses who believe they saw the man is now subordinate to the new sketch.

Carter said investigators believe that the man in the age between 18 and 40 years, and that he lives or lived in Delphi or regularly visit or work in the area. He announced that the police solve the case, and that, during the briefing, he addressed the defendant directly.

“We believe that hidden in plain sight. For more than two years, you never thought that we would switch to a different research strategy, but we have,” he said.

The video of the suspect and the additional audio that was also released Monday, came from the German of the mobile phone. The authorities have hailed her as a hero for the inclusion of potentially crucial evidence before she was murdered.

Carter urged the public to pay attention to the mannerisms of the man in the video, which shows him walking on a deserted railroad bridge in the vicinity of Delphi, which is about 60 miles (95 km) northwest of Indianapolis.

“Do you recognize the mannerisms as someone you might know? And don’t forget, it runs on the former railway bridge, and because of the deteriorated condition of the bridge the defendant is not of nature, by the distance between the tyres,” he said.

The girls’ bodies were found in a rugged, wooded area the day after they went hiking during a day off from school.

Within a few days after the murders, investigators released two grainy photos of a suspect walk on the bridge, and an audio recording of a man believed him to say: “the hill.”

The audio clip, released Monday, includes the same audio, but is longer and catches the suspect say: “Guys, down the hill,” said Sgt. Kim Riley with the federal Police.

The researchers have examined thousands of leads to find the man, but no arrest warrants have been issued and no arrests have been made.

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