Sketch of suspect in killing of 2 teens draws surge of tips

Sketch of suspect in killing of 2 teens draws surge of tips Photo: AP

July 19, 2017 07:26 AM

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have experienced a surge in tips in the investigation into the slayings of two northern Indiana girls since the release of a composite sketch of a man suspected in the February killings.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby (tohb LEHZ'-ehn-BEE') says investigators received at least 1,000 leads via email and telephone within 24 hours of the release Monday of the FBI artist's sketch of the man.

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State Police Sgt. Kim Riley tells the Journal and Courier (http://on.jconline.com/2vzd6sd ) that callers "blew our phones off the walls."

Police say the man is the main suspect in the murders of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. They vanished Feb. 13 while hiking near their hometown of Delphi, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Indianapolis. Their bodies were found the next day.

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Information from: Journal and Courier, http://www.jconline.com

The police tip line for the case is 844-459-5786. Tips can also be reported by emailing Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.

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