New clues in double-slaying of in teens

Abby Williams and Libby German

Abby Williams and Libby German

Carter said, "We believe you are hiding in plain sight".

According to cops, the man suspected of killing Liberty German and Abigail Williams while they were hiking on an old rail trail in 2017 has close connections to their town of Delphi. Authorities have not yet caught the killer. The slayings remain unsolved.

State police didn't provide details about the briefing, but a source told FOX59 that "significant news" will come out of Monday's news conference.

In 2017, Indiana State Police Sgt.

"I'm not real sure what to think of the words 'new direction, ' but if it's a new direction that gets us closer to the end, then I'm all for it", she said.

Click on the attached clip to see the new video and listen to the audio. "For two years, you thought we would never shift to another investigative strategy". We know that this is about power to you, and you want to know what we know. "And one day you will".

The teens were reported missing on February 13, 2017.

Their bodies were discovered in the woods the day after their disappearance. Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter said investigators now believe the killer is between the ages of 18-40, but may appear younger than his age. He said police are looking for the driver of a vehicle abandoned on County Road 300 North next to the Hoosier Heartland Highway on the day the girls disappeared.

Police might be releasing the video and additional audio now - more than two years after the killings - because of the time-consuming work that's often involved in enhancing digital evidence, said Kathy Guider, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who is now vice president of Veracity IIR, a Carmel, Indiana, security company.

He also warned the suspect, "We have a witness".

At Monday's press conference, Superintendent Carter became choked up as he addressed the alleged killer, whom he called a "coward".

Authorities probing the slayings of two teenage girls during a northern IN hike say the investigation is moving into a new direction.

Audio of a male ordering the girls: "Down the hill" was taken from German's mobile phone. A week later, investigators released an audio recording of a man's voice saying "down the hill". The facial features - including the shape of his chin, eyes, and nose - also are much different in the new sketch, but police did not explain the changes.

In a final bid for closure, Carter asked local residents to "watch the person's mannerisms as they walk" to determine if the murderer may be someone they know. "We will not stop".

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