Almost a month after two teen girls were found killed on an Indiana inlet trail, cops are still acid for answers — and kin are holding out wish the torpedo will be found.
“Someone out there knows this person or persons. He’s someone’s neighbor or coworker,” pronounced Mike Patty, the grandfather of the slain Liberty German, at a news discussion Thursday, imploring anyone with information to “help us collect the pieces to this puzzle.”
Authorities are still looking for leads on who killed Liberty and her friend, Abigail “Abby” Williams, 13. The span left on Feb. 13 after they went for a travel on a inlet route but didn’t spin up when they were ostensible to be picked up by a family member.
Their bodies were found a day later, and cops after pronounced they suspected tainted play.
But little has incited up in the investigation.
At Thursday conference, Indiana State Police orator Sgt. Tony Slocum pronounced authorities are still exploring all options.
“We’re looking into everything,” he said. “We are open minded.”
Authorities are still looking at DNA samples, Slocum added.
He combined that the cash prerogative for information that leads to a think has been upped to $224,000.
Cops now have a short recording of the think secretly available by Liberty, along with a severe recording of a low voice observant “down a hill.”
Patty, accompanied by his wife, pronounced it was discerning meditative by his granddaughter to squeeze the audio, which was found on her recovered cellphone.
“I’m blissful she had the wherewithal to do that,” he said. “Obviously, we’re proud. It’s too bad it had to occur like that.”
He again asked people with information to examination the recording again, and let cops know if they have a camber on the case.
Patty, who review a brief matter from Abby’s family, became choked up during Thursday morning’s briefing. He discussed how the girls were best friends and looking brazen to their arriving softball season. Now, however, “they’ll never get to play a singular inning again.”
“Those girls desired any other,” he said. “They never left any other’s side. Both those girls are heroes in my book.”