DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — One in every of two teenage women killed alongside a northern Indiana mountaineering path final week used her cellphone beforehand to seize video of a person police now contemplate the primary suspect and recorded a male voice saying “down the hill,” authorities stated Wednesday.
Indiana State Police performed a clip of the person’s voice throughout a information convention at which officers appealed for extra ideas from the general public and introduced that $forty one,000 in reward cash had been raised.
The audio got here from 14-yr-previous Liberty German’s cellphone, Capt. David Bursten stated. Liberty additionally captured a grainy picture launched by police final week of a person strolling close to the mountaineering path outdoors Delphi concerning the time she and thirteen-yr-previous Abigail Williams disappeared Feb. thirteen, Bursten stated.
The women’ our bodies have been discovered the subsequent day in a rugged wooded space off the path, some 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.
Bursten stated investigators aren’t sure the voice was that of the person within the photograph whom investigators are calling the primary suspect within the deaths. That man hasn’t been recognized and no arrests have been made.
Officers declined to launch extra details about how the women have been killed and what else Liberty may need recorded on her telephone.
“She had the presence of thoughts to have the telephone on and to seize video in addition to audio,” Bursten stated.
Greg Massa, assistant particular agent answerable for the FBI’s Indianapolis Division, stated as many as 20 FBI brokers have been aiding state and native investigators.
Massa stated investigators haven’t discovered any connection between the women’ deaths and some other homicides.
The women’ our bodies have been discovered a few quarter-mile from an deserted railroad bridge that’s a part of the path system the place the teenagers had deliberate to hike throughout a time off faculty.
Bursten stated whereas the standard of the audio clip is poor, investigators believed…