Why did Richard Allen choose to work at CVS? Former medical examiner has chilling theory about Delphi killer
Former medical examiner Joseph Scott Morgan believes Allen may have started working in a pharmacy as it gave him intimate access to the community
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DELPHI, INDIANA: A forensic expert has come up with a chilling theory that explains why suspected Delphi killer Richard Allen may have chosen to work in a CVS near the crime. Former medical examiner Joseph Scott Morgan believes Allen may have started working in a pharmacy as it gave him intimate access to the community and a "sick pleasure" while investigators searched for leads.
"When you think about a pharmacist or a pharmacy, they know more about you than you might suspect," Morgan exclusively told The US Sun. "They know what kind of meds you're on, they know when someone in your family is sick, and to kind of layer it on top with this suspect - he's developing photographs."
Allen, 50, of Delphi, Indiana, was arrested on October 28 for the alleged murders of Abigail 'Abby' Williams, 13, and her friend Liberty 'Libby' German, 14, in 2017. He has now been charged with two counts of felony homicide and has reportedly pleaded not guilty to the charges.
"I think that it's significant that he remained behind in this little town," Morgan said. He said he studied the location of the CVS where Allen worked and found that it was widely accessible to the community, as per the outlet. "In these rural areas, a lot of people depend on a big box store like Walmart in order to get their pharmacy needs met," he said. "The closest Walmart's like 14 plus miles away, but yet right there downtown you have CVS."
Libby German's grandmother had earlier claimed Allen even printed off pictures for her murdered granddaughter's funeral, according to FOX59. These claims, however, have yet to be proven by officials. Morgan said this could explain why Allen never fled the town. "When we look at cases like these, you have to think - did he derive some kind of joy from it?" Morgan said. "Did he hold onto items from that scene?"
The Delphi murders
Williams and German had gone missing after they were dropped off near the Monon High Bridge in Delphi to walk on their own. Before their disappearance, German reportedly posted a photo on Snapchat of Abby walking along a railroad bridge. This marked the last time either of them was 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.
How the girls died 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, as per reports.
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 reportedly 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 reportedly believe photos or videos of the disturbing set-up may have been taken by the killer to "memorialize" the crime scene.