Recent arrest draws comparison to sketch of suspect in murder of 2 Indiana girls

Recent arrest draws comparison to sketch of suspect in murder of 2 Indiana girls
Libby German (left) and Abby Williams (right) were killed near a popular hiking trail in the small town of Delphi, IN in 2017.

DELPHI, IN (WAVE) - It’s a murder case that haunts a small town. On Feb. 13, 2017, the bodies of two middle school aged girls were found near a hiking trail in Delphi, Indiana.

Nearly two years later, police still don’t know who killed 13-year-old Abby Williams and 14-year-old Libby German, despite assistance from the FBI and other federal agencies.

Only a handful of evidence is public knowledge -- a recording of the suspect’s voice saying “down the hill,” and several grainy pictures and a sketch of the man police call the main suspect.

Now, the community has some new hope, as the recent arrest of an Indiana man gave investigators a fresh lead.

According to WTHR, on Tuesday, 46-year-old Charles Eldridge was arrested in Union City, Indiana for child molestation.

When his mugshot surfaced, some drew a comparison between it and the sketch of the Delphi suspect.

Charles Eldridge's mugshot is being compared to the sketch of the Delphi murder suspect.
Charles Eldridge's mugshot is being compared to the sketch of the Delphi murder suspect. (WTHR)

That sketch was compiled based on a security video and a witness account of a man walking alone in the area where the girls were found.

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The information was sent to the FBI. Investigators said it’s too early to link Eldridge to the Delphi murders, according to WTHR. Officials did, however, say they investigate every lead.

Anyone with information about the Delphi case should call the FBI at (844) 459-5786 or email abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.

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