In Pursuit With John Walsh: The team focus on tracking down the perpetrator of the Delphi murders

On this week’s In Pursuit With John Walsh, the main focus of the team is tracking down the perpetrator of the shocking Delphi murders.

In a double homicide that shocked the quiet, tight-knit town of Delphi in rural central Indiana, two eighth-grade girls Abby Williams,13, and Libby German, 14, had their lives taken from them on February 13, 2017.

The pair were enjoying a day off school and went for a hike in the woods; unfortunately, they never came home. An extensive search started right away involving many different agencies; they scoured the woods for hour after hour without any luck.

The next day two bodies were found several hundred yards from an old abandoned railroad bridge. It was confirmed on February 15, 2017, that they belonged to Abby Williams and Libby German.

The police have an unidentified suspect

The police have an unknown suspect; they recovered Libby’s cellphone, which had grainy footage of a man walking across the railroad bridge. The phone also contained a recording of a man saying, “guys… down the hill.”

Libby’s grandmother, Becky Patty, told ABC News that she had wanted to work for the FBI when she grew up, and it appears the enterprising 14-year-old might have done what she could to identify their killer.

Watch the video below to see the footage and hear the recording.

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Police released the footage and recording to the public in case anyone recognized the suspect’s gait, stature, or voice.

Police also released a sketch of what they think the suspect might look like.

A sketch of the murder suspect
Police released this sketch of the murder suspect. Pic credit: Investigation Discovery

The suspect is believed to be anywhere from 18-years-old to 40. His height is thought to be 5 foot 6 to 5 foot 10, and he weighs roughly 180 to 220 pounds. He has a distinctive gait.

More from In Pursuit With John Walsh

Follow the links to read about more fugitives that John and Cal have attempted to hunt down.

Last week the guys were on the hunt for Eugene Palmer. In New York state in the fall of 2012, Palmer shot dead his daughter-in-law Tammy Palmer after she tried to file for divorce from his son. Despite being over 80-years-old and suffering from diabetes and a heart condition, he remains on the run.

The previous week the team pursued two child abusers in the form of Torin and Rena Smith. The married couple ran a home school group for children at a ministry in Colorado, where they abused their positions of power and trust by abusing children.

Watch In Pursuit With John Walsh at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.

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3 years ago

It’s someone who fits the sketches in between? Well, that would be Mike Patty, but the voice doesn’t really match his voice , imo. I’m confused on that one..Everyone says “Well he had an alibi”, Alibis are not full proof..people lie and manipulate alibis.

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