Nearly two years ago, on February 13, 2017, 13-year-old Abigail “Abby” Williams and 14-year-old Liberty “Libby” German were dropped off at a popular Indiana hiking spot by their parents.
Later that same day, the two Delphi teens were reported missing after they failed to return to their designated pick-up spot later that afternoon.
— 93 WIBC Indianapolis (@93wibc) July 17, 2017
Both Abby and Libby’s bodies were found less than a mile from where their parents originally dropped them off.
However, no one has been charged in connection with their murders yet.
Just before their deaths, Libby and Abby left behind a video and a photo of their last day alive. This was a Snapchat photo Libby took of Abby:
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) February 16, 2017
Libby also captured a video which authorities believe recorded the person and his voice, who is responsible for taking their lives.
This is a screengrab from that video:
Somebody can identify this man
Look closely at the hat & coat. It’s ok if you’re wrong, just please ?844-459-5786 w/ tips
We MUST find him pic.twitter.com/Ea6WUpYTFc
— Sgt. John Perrine (@ISPIndianapolis) February 20, 2017
Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Slocum called Libby a hero as a result:
“This young lady’s a hero, there’s no doubt about it.
To activate the video system on her cell phone to record criminal behavior that’s about to occur … there’s no doubt in our minds that [this] young lady is a hero.”
Thanks to the video, authorities were able to make this composite sketch in order to aid in their investigation:
— Trey Friedrichs (@tv_Trey) July 17, 2017
Now, following an arrest in Union City, Indiana on January 8, many are comparing the new mugshot to the above composite sketch.
As KICKS96 reports, 46-year-old Charles Eldridge was arrested for reportedly sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.
He has since been charged with multiple counts of child molestation, and his case has been forwarded to the FBI. Here is Eldridge’s mugshot compared to the sketch:
Although this case was forwarded to the FBI, investigators warn that is a “relatively standard procedure.”
Authorities are still asking anyone with any information regarding Abby and Libby’s case to contact the FBI by calling (844) 459-5786 or emailing email@example.com.