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DELPHI MURDERS: Richard Allen arrested in connection to double killing of Liberty German and Abigail Williams

In relation to the 2017 brutal murders of teenagers Liberty German and Abigail Williams, a 50-year-old man named Richard Allen was arrested
UPDATED OCT 29, 2022
Delphi bridge murder victims Abigail Williams and Liberty German and suspect Richard Allen
(FBI and Indiana State Police)
Delphi bridge murder victims Abigail Williams and Liberty German and suspect Richard Allen (FBI and Indiana State Police)

DELPHI, INDIANA: A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the 2017 murder of two girls in Delphi, Indiana. More than five years after the murders of Abigail "Abby" Williams and Liberty "Libby" German, officials arrested Richard Allen on Friday, October 28. Allen was taken into custody at the Carroll County Jail in Delphi before being transferred to a state facility for his protection, reported Fox 59. He has not yet been charged, but according to law enforcement officials, the arrest is a "major development."

On February 13, 2017, the teenagers, both aged 14, vanished off the Monon High Bridge. Their remains were discovered on February 14, 2017, at midday, after being reported missing, reported Metro. Since the high-profile murder case has been unresolved for more than five years, a ton of online rumors have been spread regarding who the murderer is. By looking through the images, videos, and audio files discovered on Libby German's phone, police were able to piece together some minor pieces of information. Investigators think that on a day when they were off from school, they had intended to meet a man, reported Fox 59.


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Two distinct sketches of potential suspects were published by the police. Police released an audio recording of a man saying, "Down the hill," as part of the audio and photographs from Libby German's phone that was considered to be crucial evidence. Court records uncovered by the 'Murder Sheet' Podcast over the summer revealed an FBI agent thought there was good reason to investigate Ron Logan's property, the owner of the property where the girls' bodies were discovered. On March 17, 2017, the property was searched by the authorities. Logan's voice and physical characteristics matched the evidence gathered from their phones, according to court filings. On the day they vanished, Logan also gave a false account of his whereabouts. However, a search of Logan's property turned up with no proof that he was connected to the killings and he was never named as a suspect or charged in connection with the Delphi case. He has since died.

Additional information regarding the inquiry was revealed by the search warrant, including the fact that the recording in which the "down the hill" audio was first heard initially lasted 43 seconds, only a portion of which has been made available to the general public. Investigators concluded that the culprit would have blood on their hands or clothing because of the enormous amount of blood they discovered at the site. The person may have "positioned and staged" the bodies of the kids as well as collected a "souvenir" from the crime scene, according to court records. They also looked into Kegan Kline, a sex offender who allegedly operated a catfish social media account and may have been the last person to get in touch with Libby German. No arrests or charges were made regarding any person of interest.

The investigation, which has attracted national interest, has recently acquired steam, and Indiana State Police intend to inform the public about the alleged murderer at a news conference on Monday, October 31 at 10 am. 


Kelsi German, the sister of Libby German, tweeted. At the press conference on Monday, October 31, she stated that her family will provide an update.