According to a report, police have apprehended the man they believe murdered two teenage Indiana girls five years ago.
Richard Allen, 50, was arrested and charged Friday in connection with the 2017 murders of Abigail “Abby” Williams, 13, and Liberty “Libby” German, 14, according to multiple sources.
According to Indiana law enforcement sources, a significant development in the murder case is in the works, but they would not confirm the identity of the suspect.
“Today is the day,” Libby’s sister Kelsi German tweeted on Friday. She has tentatively scheduled a press conference for Monday.
Since their bodies were discovered in 2017, the murders of Abby and Libby have remained unsolved.
The girls had gone missing on February 13 afternoon, according to Indiana State Police. They were dropped off near the Monon High Bridge in Delphi to walk on their own, but did not show up for pick-up at the agreed-upon time.
The last time either child was seen alive was in a Snapchat shot that Libby shared of Abby strolling along a train bridge prior to their abduction.
The following day, their bodies were discovered in a forested location about half a mile north of where they were dumped off, according to authorities.
Police discovered an audio recording that Libby recorded that fatal afternoon when a man can be heard stating “down the hill” while conducting their investigation.
Over the years, police have chased a number of individuals, including a guy detained for taking part in the Capitol attack on January 6, among others.
A bogus Instagram and Snapchat account that had been connecting with Libby around the time she and Abby were killed is also being looked by by authorities. The “anthony shots” catfish pretended to be a wealthy male model.