Indiana police identify person of interest as suspect in murder of teen girls

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Indiana State Police (ISP) say the man in a previously released photo is the suspect in the murders of two young girls on a hiking trail.

ISP says during the course of the investigation, preliminary evidence has led investigators to believe the person in the photo "participated in the murders" of 13-year-old Abigail Williams and 14-year-old Liberty Rose Lynn German last week.

On Monday, February 13th, the girls were dropped off to go hiking near the Delphi Historic Trail in Carroll County, Indiana. The teens were reported missing later that day, their bodies discovered in a wooded area about 50 feet from the banks of Deer Creek.

Since then, police have been searching for the man pictured as a person of interest, finally naming the unknown man as a suspect Sunday afternoon. The FBI is also assisting in the investigation.

Police say the photo "appears to depict" a white male wearing blue jeans, a blue coat/jacket, and a hoodie.

Anyone with information on the man's identity or with information on the case can call the Delphi Murder Tip Line at 1-844-459-5786.

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