2 pairs of young girls, 4 murders: Are cases connected?
- Author: Jack Replman Mar 10, 2017,
Mar 10, 2017, 0:31
Investigators continue combing through thousands of tips.
"Not 'Today might be the day, '" he said.
Patty implored the public to take one minute to examine the image and recording, which were both captured by German's cell phone about the time of her death.
The pair disappeared on February 13 after they went on a nature trail but didn't turn up when they were supposed to be picked up by a family member.
"Both of our families are requesting everyone to please help Abby and Libby", Patty said. "How ever small it may seem.please, we need your help".
"Abby and Libby loved each other, throughout this tragedy we have honored their memory by caring for and respecting each other". It's just natural to holler for them to come to dinner or in the mornings to get up and get ready for school - then expect them to come through the door after school. He also joked she was kind of a photo buff, and that's the reason the girls were out hiking the day they died was to take pictures. Authorities spent a big part of the press conference delivering an impassioned appeal to the public to call in tips to help nab the person or persons responsible for the murders.
The grandfather of one of two teenage girls murdered in IN last month spoke to the media Thursday for the first time, saying: "This disgusting crime has torn a hole in our family that will never heal".
Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby thanked the community for the help and support during the investigation.
Three weeks on, police have made no arrests and have not located the prime suspect.
"Look for someone who's recently changed their appearance, cut their hair, shaved their beard or started wearing different clothes", Patty said. "At this point, it does appear to be coincidental that the cases are similar", Leazenby said. Two key pieces of evidence released in the case include a photo of a man and an audio recording of a voice saying, "Down the hill".
Relatives are not permitted to comment about the ongoing investigation, Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said. So far, the case has drawn over 11,000 tips.
Local investigators are working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to create a profile of the suspect. Indiana State Police Sergeant Tony Slocum praised Libby for having the presence of mind to record what was happening during that horrifying situation. Their families reported them missing, and the next day, the girls' bodies were found in nearby woods. Ribbons made of tie-dye fabric, which Liberty loved to wear, flutter in the nearby trees. Let law enforcement.make that determination.
Authorities urge anyone with information about the killings to call their tip line.