Original Publish date: Feb 24, 2017
CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby is clearing up some misconceptions about the Delphi double homicide case released by other media outlets this week.
Leazenby told News 18 he has never confirmed DNA evidence was recovered in this case. He said there is some evidence in this case, but he does not want to reveal what that is in order to protect the integrity of the investigation. He did confirm, however, any evidence has been "fast-tracked" to be evaluated in this case.
Photo was taken on the Delphi Historic Trails around the time Abigail Williams and Liberty German went missing. (Photo Provided/ISP)
Leazenby also wanted to clear up that the Carroll County Sheriff's Office is still taking the lead in this investigation. The FBI and several other agencies are assisting.
"But it's the combination of all of our assets put together for one common goal, and that is to catch this individual," Leazenby said.
The FBI has moved the tip line headquarters to Washington D.C., but it has not taken over the case.
The tip line number has not changed and it's still at 844-459-5786. But another line has been added, and information can also be reported at 800-225-5324.
Even with nearly 5,000 tips as of Friday, investigators are still looking for the person or persons responsible in the killing of 13-year-old Abby Williams and 14-year-old Libby German. It's been three days since police released the audio clip found on German's phone.
Authorities are seeking information about the person in the photos and the voice in the audio recording. A $50,000 reward is being offered in exchange for tips leading to an arrest.
If you know anything or think you may know something, call the tip line at 844-459-5786 or email information to email@example.com.
We will hear more from Sheriff Leazenby coming up on News 18 at Five and Six and online at WLFI.com later Friday evening.