Law enforcement believes he’s still out there. On Monday, April 22, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter released new video, audio and a sketch of the individual they believe killed Abigail “Abby” Williams and Liberty “Libby” German back in February 2017, The Indianapolis Star reported. Carter gave a statement when the new evidence was announced and said, “To the killer, who may be in this room: We believe you are hiding in plain sight. In more than two years, you never thought we would shift gears to a different investigative strategy, but we have.” What exactly happened to Libby and Abby, though, and why is this new evidence significant?

What Happened to Abby and Libby?

On February 13, 2017, the two girls went for an afternoon walk near the Monon High Bridge, just east of Delphi, Indiana around 1:00 p.m. They also posted social media photos of their adventures during the stroll, according to A&E. They arranged to meet relatives back near the start of the trail an hour after they arrived, but they never showed.

Sadly, around 12 p.m. the following day, Abby and Libby’s bodies were discovered by a volunteer searcher about half a mile from the abandoned bridge where they’d last been seen 24 hours before. Libby had posted a Snapchat photo of Abby walking across the deserted Monon High Bridge shortly before 2:15 p.m. on the 13th, and it’s believed that not long after that, the girls were approached by a man who killed them.

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What New Evidence Did Police Release?

On April 22, Carter and the Indiana State Police released an extended version of an audio clip recorded on Libby’s smartphone. The day the girls went missing, she recorded a snippet of a man speaking the words “down the hill,” and managed to get a photo of the suspect, but it turned out blurry. But that was enough for police to make a composite drawing.

A short video of the man walking on the Monon High Bridge was also released. It, too, was captured by Libby’s cell phone. A sketch was also released on Monday and was drawn by Master Trooper Taylor Bryant, a sketch artist with Indiana State Police, on Feb. 17, 2017, just days after the victims’ bodies were found, The Indianapolis Star reported. It was based on a description someone gave.

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Police are also trying to identify the driver of a vehicle that was parked at an abandoned CPS/DCS/Welfare building near the Hoosier Heartland Highway. It was reportedly parked at the building between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 5 p.m. the day the Libby and Abby went missing.

No one can be sure exactly what happened to Abby and Libby. Their killer is still at large, but with this new evidence, law enforcement may be closer than ever to solving this mystery.

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