INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The reward for information in the murders of two Delphi teenagers now stands at $200,000.
Retired Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee tweeted out a video Wednesday morning to appeal for more tips and clues in the case. He said he and Colts owner Jim Irsay had donated money to bring the total reward to $200,000.
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter appears in the video with McAfee, which includes a picture of the prime suspect along with an audio recording of a voice saying, “Down the hill.” Both pieces of evidence were recovered from the cell phone of 14-year-old Liberty German.
Liberty and her friend, 13-year-old Abigail Williams, were reported missing on Monday, Feb. 13, after going for a hike near the Monon High Bridge. Their bodies were found a day later, and police said a homicide investigation was underway.
Police have received thousands of tips in the case. In the video, Carter said 25 different police agencies are involved in the investigation.
“They were brutally murdered two weeks ago,” Carter said in the video. “We need your help.”
“Now we are calling on you,” McAfee said. “This could be a nationwide search. We’re at $103,000 for the cash reward for any tip or finding (leading to) an arrest. Jim Irsay and I going to make up that $97,000 to make this a $200,000 reward.”
McAfee urged anyone with information to call the Delphi Murder Tip Line at 844-459-5786. Tips can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can be reported anonymously.
“It seems every time we have a change in anything in this case- when we released the voice, when we released the photograph naming that person as a suspect, people seem to want to get involved a little more, so as we’re increasing this reward we’re continuing to receive information,” said Indiana State Police Sgt. Tony Slocum.