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Abby and Libby Memorial Park reaches crowdfunding goal, state to match $50k

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will now match the $50,000 raised for the Abby and Libby Memorial Park.

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 9:08 AM
Updated: Jul 15, 2019 9:18 AM

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) — A park dedicated to the lives of murdered Delphi teens Abigail Williams and Liberty German has reached its crowdfunding goal, 30 days ahead of the deadline.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will now match $50,000 the community raised for the Abby and Libby Memorial Park. More than 250 donors raised $50,062 as of Monday morning. 

The $1 million park will be built off the Hoosier Heartland Highway, just northeast of Delphi. The 20-acre park will include three softball/baseball fields, playgrounds, shelters, walking paths, concession stands and a community amphitheater, according to renderings.

The girls had a shared love of music, playing saxophones side-by-side in their school band, according to the crowdfunding page. The $50,000 raised by the community is expected to help build the amphitheater.

As we reported, the crowdfunding goal was announced in June and led by the L. & A. Park Foundation Inc. It had a completion date of Aug. 14. 

Abigail Williams and Liberty German were dropped off to walk near the Monon High Bridge on Feb. 13, 2017, but they never showed when they were supposed to be picked up. The next day, their bodies were found less than a mile upstream from where they were last seen.

In April, Indiana State Police released a new sketch, audio recording and video of who investigators believe is the man who killed the girls.

Police have received thousands of tips, but none have yet to lead to an arrest in this investigation. Anyone with information on the deaths of Abby and Libby should email abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.

You can still give online to the fund, or give by cash or check to: L& A Park Foundation, P.O. Box 431, Delphi IN 46923

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