Chilling photo shows daughter of Delphi killer posing in SAME spot where victims were last seen alive
DELPHI, INDIANA: A chilling picture shows the daughter of Richard Allen, the man arrested in connection with the Delphi murders, posing in the same spot where victims Abigail 'Abby' Williams, 13, and Liberty 'Libby' German, 14, were last seen. The photo shows 50-year-old Allen's daughter Brittany Zapanta, 28, on the Manon High Bridge in the woods outside Delphi, Indiana.
The photo was posted on social media by Allen's wife Kathy, 50, in 2018. This was just over a year after the victims disappeared in February 2017. It is, however, unclear where the photo was taken, or who took it on the Monon High Bridge Trail. This is the exact spot where German and Williams filmed an unidentified man approaching them on the day they were murdered.
Brittany and Kathy are said to have no connection with the killings, and no knowledge of Allen's alleged links to the murders. No details of the charges made against Allen have been revealed, but he was arrested on Friday, October 28, 2022, and booked into jail. Until now, Williams and German's murders had been considered unsolved since their bodies were found in 2017.
The two girls had gone missing after they were dropped off near the Monon High Bridge in Delphi to walk on their own. Before their disappearance, German posted a photo on Snapchat of Abby walking along a railroad bridge. This marked the last time either of them were seen alive. The next day, their bloodied bodies were found in a wooded area approximately half a mile north from where they were dropped off, cops said.
During the investigation, police found an audio clip taken by German that afternoon in which a man can be heard saying "down the hill". Over the years, multiple suspects were pursued by police, including a man who was arrested for participating in the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
The mystery behind the girls' deaths remains unknown to the public and how the bodies were discovered also remains a mystery. However, details of a search warrant eventually revealed that their bodies were found covered in blood. It was also revealed that the killer had taken a souvenir from the spot of the murders.
The warrant in question was obtained by the Murder Sheet podcast and released to Indianapolis FOX59. It did not specify what the souvenir was but it did say that "the rest of [the girls'] clothing was recovered." This indicated the killer may have taken something the girls had been wearing.
The killer is also said to have "staged" the girls' bodies in a specific way after murdering them, but it is unclear exactly how. Investigators believe photos or videos of the disturbing scene may have been taken by the killer to "memorialize" the crime scene.