Delphi, IN

Delphi Murders Press Conference Reveals Police Arrest Suspect

Larry Lease
Police have finally made an arrest in the Delphi murder case.Kenny Eliason/Unsplash

Richard Allen has been arrested on two counts of murder, as police have tied him to the infamous unsolved Delphi murders. The U.S. Sun confirmed that Allen was arrested on Friday, five years after Abigail Williams and Libby German were found murdered on a hiking trail in Delphi, Indiana in 2017.

During the press conference, it was announced that Allen was booked into the Carroll County Jail in connection with the horrific crime. Law enforcement says the case is "far from over." He has entered a plea of not guilty and is being held without bond. The Delphi Murders unsolved case has been featured on multiple true crime podcasts, including HLN podcast "Down The Hill: The Delphi Murders." Libby's mom, Carrie Timmons was featured on the podcast and admitted she was not supportive of law enforcement, saying she doesn't feel like they did their jobs fully. According to The U.S. Sun, the crime scene was taped off, but volunteers were still able to search the woods.

While the police have a suspect in custody, officials announced that the tip line is still open and they are still looking for tips. Anyone with possible information is encouraged to call the tip line or submit tips online. Those who call will remain anonymous. Last March, Mike Patty, Libby's grandfather, called on the public for help:

"If you think it could be, but then say, 'No, he's not like that,' go with your initial instinct. Let law enforcement run that information and make that determination," "However small it may seem, it's extremely vital that we get every tip we can get. Please, we need your help."

Authorities are not releasing any details pertaining to the case including, the cause of death. They only have revealed that the girls' bodies were posed and the suspect took trophies from each victim. The U.S. Sun reported that Allen was a local guy who lived and worked in Delphi, a small town of only 3,000 people.

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