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Sheriff: Delphi teen murders 'not going to be a cold case'

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

Police investigating the unsolved murders of two northern Indiana teenage girls are hoping the crime's first anniversary spurs a wave of tips from the public that can lead them to the killer.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby says State Police and the FBI have increased staffing to field an anticipated increase in tips about the murders of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.

The girls vanished last Feb. 13 while hiking near their hometown of Delphi, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Their bodies were found the next day.

“It’s not going to be a cold case. I’s not,” Leazenby told our Indianapolis news partner, WRTV. 

Although a year has passed since the murders of the Delphi teens, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter says he will not let the case go cold.

“I’ve said all along, as long as I’m in this role and breathing, we’re not leaving the City of Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana, we’re just not,” said Carter. “And if we get to the point where we have exhausted the leads that we currently have in the queue then we’re going to start all over again.”

Carter plans a news conference in Delphi on Tuesday's anniversary of the teens' disappearance to renew investigators' call for tips.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 844-459-5786. You may also email tips to

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