Police Investigate Fake Social Media Profile's Link In Killing of Delphi Girls

Indiana State Police (ISP) are investigating a fake social media profile and its possible link to the killing of teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German.

Detectives investigating the killings of Williams, 13, and German, 14, have announced they have a new lead in the case.

The teenagers were first reported as missing on February 13, 2017, when the pair failed to arrive at a meetup time after they went hiking at the Delphi Historic Trails.

Their bodies were found the following day on the north bank of Deer Creek about half a mile away from where they had been dropped off.

While police have released sketches of the suspect wanted in connection with Williams and German's deaths, no arrests have been made.

But, a December 6 ISP statement said officers had now started to investigate fake social media accounts that had been set up to communicate with girls, with the goal of the user being to meet them in real life.

An ISP spokesperson said: "While investigating the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German, detectives with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and the Indiana State Police have uncovered an online profile named anthony_shots.

"This profile was being used from 2016 to 2017 on social media applications, including but not limited to, Snapchat and Instagram."

Police added the creator of the fake profile used images of a male model and used the account to promote the appearance of a luxury lifestyle.

An ISP spokesperson added: "The creator of the fictitious profile used this information while communicating with juvenile females to solicit nude images, obtain their addresses, and attempt to meet them."

Officers have since learned the identity of the model used in the fake profile and have said he is not wanted in connection with the investigation.

The statement continued: "We have already identified the male in these images that were used by the anthony_shots profile. The male that is in the photos is not a person of interest in the investigation.

"Detectives are seeking information about the person who created the anthony_shots profile."

Investigators then issued a plea to anyone who had communicated with, attempted to meet or met the person behind the anthony_shots fake account.

They asked those who know anything about the account to provide as much information as possible, including what apps were used to communicate and if anthony_shots attempted to set up a meeting.

Anyone with any information can contact law enforcement via abbyandlibytip@cacoshrf.com or 765-822-3535.

Newsweek has contacted the ISP for comment.

Indiana State Police shared the fake account
Indiana State Police shared details about the fake account, which used photos of a real male model. Indiana State Police