Two Missing Teenagers' Bodies Found, Police To Catch Alleged Porpotrator, Video
Feb 17, 2017 12:33 PM EST
The bodies of two teenage girls were found Tuesday afternoon along Deer Creek in Indianapolis. The girls went missing Monday while hiking on the Delphi Historic Trails with investigations underway for a possible homicide.
State Police Sgt. Kim Riley announced the results of the autopsy performed on Wednesday. The bodies were identified as belonging to Liberty German 14, and Abigail Williams 13. Riley said that they are not releasing the cause of death yet citing the ongoing double homicide investigation.
ABC News reports that the girls were last known to go on a hiking trip. When the parents were supposed to pick them up after a few hours, they were nowhere to be found. A manhunt was then organized and found the bodies a day after along a creek.
Meanwhile WGN TV reports that police already have a suspect in mind and is already looking for the man. The local police released a picture of the alleged man who according to them is walking along the Indiana trail at the same time the two teenagers. The identity of the man is still currently unknown.
Investigators want to question the man on what he saw at the Delphi Historic Trails during the the time of the teenager's disappearance. For now, this is the only clue that may lead to solving the case.
Riley tells parents that they should keep a close eye on their children. Parents should always make sure of their whereabouts at all times to ensure their safety.
The death of the teenagers took everyone in the county by surprise. It's not everyday when a double homicide occurs in a community of 3,000 residents. This type of occurrence happens usually in big cities but not in a small town such Delphi.
The police are currently searching for more leads with the help of residential volunteers and police from Lowell and Fort Wayne Indiana. The authorities, are confident that they will catch the perpetrator saying that they will all they can to get to the bottom of it.