Police announce new lead in double murder of Indiana teens

Investigators are asking for information about a fake social media account in use when the girls were found dead.
Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 10:41 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2021 at 6:39 AM EST
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DELPHI, Ind. (FOX19) - New information in the 2017 double murder of two Indiana teenagers has investigators pursuing what they say is a fake social media account.

The account under username “anthony_shots” operated on Snapchat, Instagram and other platforms from 2016-2017, according to Indiana State Police.

The account-holder used images of a known male model while talking with underage girls to solicit nude photos, to obtain addresses and to potentially meet with them, ISP announced Monday night.

The male model whose images were used in the anthony_shots profile.
The male model whose images were used in the anthony_shots profile.(Indiana State Police)

The model is not a person of interest in the investigation, according to police.

Detectives are seeking as much information as possible about the person who created the profile.

“For example,” police wrote in a news release, “when you communicated with anthony_shots, how you communicated with the profile, what social media applications the account used, and if anthony_shots attempted to meet you or obtain your address. If you have saved images or conversations with the anthony_shots profile, please attach them to your email.”

The update comes nearly five years after the Feb. 13, 2017 slayings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.

The eighth-graders went hiking on trails near their home. They lived in Delphi, which is around 190 miles from Cincinnati.

The teens never returned to a prearranged pickup spot after their walk on the Delphi Historic Trails.

Searchers found their bodies the following morning in a wooded area near Monon High Bridge, where they visited the day before, police have said previously.

Their case gained national attention afterward, and state police have reached out to places as far as Cincinnati with suspect sketches and leads hoping to catch the culprit.

So far, investigators have received hundreds of thousands of tips, but no arrests have been made.

Police have released a grainy image of a suspect taken from video on Libby’s smartphone and audio of a man’s voice saying “down the hill.”

The longer version of the same smartphone video released in 2019 shows the man walking on the bridge and he says: “Guys ... Down the hill.”

Anyone who communicated with, met or attempted to meet the person behind the anthony_shots profile is urged to contact law enforcement.

Use the tip email: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com or call the tip line: 765-822-3535.

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