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Delphi Murders Press Conference: What We Now Know

Nikole Behrens

After five and a half years, it seems like Indiana State Police finally has an answer for the tragic 2017 Delphi murders of Abby Williams and Libby German. During a press conference this morning, ISP superintendent Doug Carter updated the public and confirmed that an arrest had been made in the case.

Keep reading to find out more about the subject, what they’re holding him on, and what the public knows so far.

Indiana State Police confirm arrest in Delphi Murders, continue to withhold information

Back in February, Superintendent Carter firmly believed that authorities were closing in on their suspect.

“Three years, two years 11 months,” Carter told the Indianapolis station WRTV at the time. “It could be today. We continue to move in a positive direction.”

Delphi murders, Indiana State Police Doug Carter from WTHR
Superintendent Doug Carter/WTHR

During the press conference, Superintendent Carter revealed that Delphi local Richard M. Allen was now in the Carroll County jail. Authorities are holding him on two murder charges. Before the press conference, all authorities would admit was that he was connected to the murder. During the press conference, authorities confirmed that he was indeed being charged with Abby and Libby’s murders.

However, due to court orders, authorities are not permitted to share more details about the case. Speakers during the conference stated that they would release more information in time, as soon as it became possible to do so. Authorities still consider the Delphi murders as an active investigation. Releasing evidence prematurely could jeopardize the investigation.

Delphi murders, Indiana State Police Doug Carter from WTHR
Superintendent Doug Carter/WTHR

ISP officials acknowledged that the public is frustrated about the secrecy surrounding the investigation. They know that the public desperately wants answers and justice for Abby and Libby. But for now, they believe that they’re doing the right thing for the case. They assured everyone that everything would be public in time.

ISP releases an official statement regarding the arrest

Local Indianapolis stations initially started covering the Delphi murders case, but it soon sparked national attention. Everyone around the country wanted to see justice for Abby and Libby.

Shortly after the press conference concluded, ISP released an official press release about the arrest.

“After an extensive investigation, the Delphi Double Homicide Task Force made an arrest for the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German,” it begins. The document continues to thank law enforcement before confirming that the task force “took Richard Allen, 50, from Delphi, Indiana into custody at the Indiana State Police Lafayette Post for the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German. Allen was transported to Carroll County Jail, where he was being held.”

The release says that police charged him with two counts of murder on October 28.

Sadly, there are still more questions than answers for the public at this point. But the good news is that ISP seems confident that they will bring their murderer to justice very soon.

Keep following Entertainment Chronicle for more information on the Delphi murders and other true crime cases.

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