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Episode 7

The Delphi and Evansdale Murders

May 13, 2019   Tags: , , , , ,
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Two sets of murders-states a part- have similarities but are also very different. Both cases involve two young girls murdered. But most importantly, both are still searching for answers.

Delphi, Indiana:
13-year-old Abigail "Abby" Williams and 14-year-old Liberty "Libby" German were dropped off by family for a hike at Monon High Bridge around 1 PM on February 13, 2017. When family arrived to pick them up, there was no sign of the girls. Law enforcement, the families and the community began to search for the girls.

Around noon on February 14, 2017, Abby and Libby's bodies were found a half mile away from the bridge they were last seen on. In the following days, Law enforcement released information on the suspect. Most of the information released by law enforcement is from a video Libby took on her phone around the time of the attack.

Just this past April, authorities released a new sketch, more audio and a video. We have these for you below the assignments.

Law enforcement also asked the public for information on a vehicle parked on Carroll County 300 North near the Hoosier Heartland Highway on February 13, 2017, between noon and 5 PM.


Evansdale, Iowa:
8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and her 10-year-old cousin Lyric Cook went for a bike ride around 12:15 PM on July 13, 2012. They were last seen alive by a witness between 12:30-1 PM near Gilbert Drive not far from Myers Lake. Later, when Lyric's mother arrived home in the afternoon and the girls aren't there, the community begins to search for the Elizabeth and Lyric. Both of the girls bikes and Elizabeth's purse and cell phone were found on a trail in the southeast corner of Myers Lake.

The search yielded no results until December 2, 2012. Twenty-five miles away a hunter found Elizabeth and Lyric's bodies in the Seven Bridges Wildlife Park in Bremer County. Authorities released a description of a possible vehicle: a white, older model, full sized SUV-like a Suburban or Bronco-was seen near the lake the day Elizabeth and Lyric went missing. Also while working with FBI, law enforcement released the following profile:

1. The offender is familiar with both Meyers Lake/Angels Park in Evansdale and Seven Bridges Wildlife Area in Bremer County.
2. The suspect chose Seven Bridges because he or she was familiar with the area and knew it was secluded.
3. The offender blends in with and may be part of the Evansdale, Bremer and surrounding communities.
4. The suspect likely used “quiet coercion” to gain the girls’ compliance into leaving Meyers Lake, using a ruse or threats of violence.
5. The suspect may have been experiencing stress related to legal troubles, spousal problems, employment difficulties, financial strain or mental health issues in July 2012.
6. The suspect may avoid discussing the case or showing interest in the matter but is likely following developments in the media.
7. The offender may have attempted to abduct children or adults in the past.
8. Following the disappearance, the suspect may have altered his or her physical appearance, such as changing hair style and facial hair. The offender’s vehicle may also have been altered with a new paint job or re-upholstery.



ASSIGNMENTS
This week's assignment asks you to look for information in both cases. Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook--share their photos and the profile of the suspect above.

For Abby and Libby's case we have more tools for you. Below are the sketches of the Delphi suspect. We have also included the video and audio released by the Indiana State Police. Please share all of the information. Contact us or law enforcement with any information you may have, no matter how small.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

1. Do not name names publicly. Do not post side by side photos. Send everything to the police or to this page and we will forward to the police.
2. Do not contact any family members.
3. Do not doxx each other and be civil. We all want the same thing. 

As tips come in, Jensen and Holes will work to verify them. If they look good, we will publish them here.

Audio of Delphi Suspect:
Video of Delphi Suspect:

If you have any information on Abby and Libby's case, you can contact us or call the tip line at:(844) 459-5786. You can also email tips to: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

If you have any information on Elizabeth and Lyric's case, you can contact us of call the Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at: 1-855-300-TIPS (8477).

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