Alexandria Fisher

Mother of Slain Delphi Girl Speaks Out Amid Search for Killer

The mother of one of the two young girls found murdered on a hiking trail in Delphi, Indiana, is speaking out, more than two years after her daughter's death.

In an interview with WTHR, Anna Williams said she never thought she'd be facing the reality that her daughter's killer is still out there.

"I thought we would frankly have this solved three months ago," Williams said.

The bodies of 13-year-old Abigail Williams and 14-year-old Liberty German were found in February 2017 on a hiking trail near Delphi. The slayings remain unsolved.

In April, Indiana State Police released new video and audio of the man they believe is responsible for the murders, as well as a new composite sketch of the suspect.

The footage was taken from one of the girls' phones, just minutes before their deaths, according to police, who said they believed the killer is either currently living in Delphi or previously lived in Delphi and visits or works in the town about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

"We believe you are hiding in plain sight," Police Supt. Doug Carter said. "For more than two years you never thought we would shift gears to a different investigative strategy, but we have. We likely have interviewed you or someone close to you. We know that this is about power to you and you want to know what we know. One day, you will."

Investigators told WTHR that they've received 4,000 tips in the case and cleared through roughly half of them - but have no updated information to release.

"It's difficult some days," Williams said. "Social media makes it harder. There's just so much stuff out there."

She told WTHR that she tries to steer clear of the speculation, theories and questions that people send her.

"I don't have it in me," said Williams. "It's hard to think like an investigator and be a parent that's lost a child."

More than two years after her daughter's death, Williams told WTHR that she won't give up hope in her search for justice.

"Any day could be the day," she said.

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