A MAN named Richard Allen has been arrested in connection with the investigation into the Delphi murders.
Allen, 50, was reportedly taken into custody after Abigail Williams, 13, and Libby German, 14, were found dead on a hiking trail in Delphi, Indiana, in February 2017.
Fox 59 reported that Allen was arrested Friday afternoon and sent to the Carroll County Jail in connection with the horrific crime.
However, police have not yet said whether he or anyone else will be charged in the murders.
Multiple sources, including a loved one in Libby’s family, confirmed to The US Sun that an arrest had been made, and more information is expected to be released at a police news conference on Monday.
Read our live blog for more updates on the investigation into the Delphi murders…
Heartbroken Mom Speaks Out
Libby’s mother, Carrie German, exclusively told The US Sun last month that “death would be too good” for whoever murdered her 14-year-old daughter and her best friend.
“I don’t know if what I want to say about what I think should happen to them can be printed,” Carrie mused.
“But I’ll say death is too good for him… unless they bring back the electric chair. I want him to die a slow, painful death, that’s for sure.”
More than five and a half years after her daughter’s murder, Carrie said she felt she was no closer to answering her questions than she was on day one of the investigation.
About the Delphi murders
Eighth graders Abby Williams and Libby German went missing on February 13, 2017 while hiking through the woods near the historic Monon High Bridge in Indiana.
Their bodies were found the following day on Deer Creek, about a quarter mile east of the Monon High Bridge.
How Abby and Libby were killed is yet to be revealed by the police.
Officials revealed only that the girls’ bodies were “put up” and that unknown trophies were taken from each victim of the suspect, who has not yet been formally identified by police.
Investigators have released key evidence in the case, including photos from Libby’s phone and audio of an unidentified man telling the girls, “Down the hill.”
‘Today is the day’
Kelsi German, Libby’s older sister, tweeted on Friday: “Just know how grateful I am for all of you.
“No comments, for now, if you have any questions, please contact the Carroll County Attorney’s Office. There is expected to be a press conference on Monday at 10 a.m. We’ll say more then.
“Today is the day,” she added.
That phrase – “Today is the day” – was repeated by other family members on social media as news of the arrest broke.
A family member of the Delphi murder victims confirmed that an arrest had been made, but did not identify the individual.
The Carroll County Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office have not officially released the arrest or other details.
Neither the sheriff nor the prosecutor have returned calls and messages from The US Sun for comment.
Allen’s former colleague interferes
Richard Allen is an employee of a CVS near Delphi, an anonymous source told The US Sun.
“The people who worked with him had no idea and were just as surprised as everyone else,” the source said. “They all really hope there’s a bug, that it’s not.
“But at the same time they hope there is solid evidence if he is because everyone wants this to end. There’s just a lot of mixed feelings.”
According to Fox 59, Richard Allen was taken into custody Friday afternoon and booked in the Carroll County Jail in connection with the horrific crime.
Multiple sources, including a loved one in Libby’s family, confirmed to The US Sun that an arrest had been made.
More information about the update is set to be released at a police press conference tomorrow.
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