Delphi Murder Update Today
After years of waiting, authorities finally released an affidavit last month pointing to 50-year-old Richard Matthew Allen as the prime suspect in the murders of two teenage girls near Delphi. An unspent bullet found between the girls’ bodies matched a gun owned by Allen, and investigators found knives and other firearms when they executed a search warrant at his Delphi home.
It’s a major development in what has been the most enduring unsolved murder case in Indiana, and one that has brought national attention to the small town of Delphi. While the details of how the girls were killed are still unknown, a video taken by Libby German has become a key piece of evidence in the case.
In the video, a man can be seen walking behind the girls on the Monon High Bridge, a trail east of Delphi. He appears in a screen grab from the video that has been circulating online and is referred to by investigators as “Bridge Guy.”
But police have not publicly named this man. It was only after a long investigation that investigators discovered Allen — who has been living in the area for at least 16 years — had a limited criminal history.
Allen worked as a pharmacy technician, according to sources, and his property records show that he lives about 2.5 miles away from the trail where the girls’ bodies were found.
On Monday, police arrested Allen and charged him with the two girls’ murders. He is being held without bond.
Prosecutors said he was charged in the case after a lengthy investigation that involved detectives from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police, as well as officers with the United States Marshals Service and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
The investigation has produced some of the most compelling clues in the case, including a grainy video filmed by German that shows her standing at the base of the Monon High Bridge with a man in a dark jacket in front of her. Investigators have also shared a few other photos from that video, as well as a short clip of the man in his jacket.
But the most intriguing detail in the entire investigation has always been the picture that police haven’t mentioned in any official announcement. The picture appears on a screen grab from a video that Liberty German posted to her Snapchat account, and the man who appears in it is what investigators believe was the person behind Libby and Abby’s deaths.
As a result, this photo has fueled a lot of speculation about who may have killed the two young women. It’s been the focus of a series of articles on true crime news websites, and it’s also the subject of numerous YouTube videos that have been uploaded by people in Delphi who claim to know him.
It’s a chilling development in a case that has captivated the nation and sent many residents of the small community into paranoia, especially since it’s been so long since the girls were murdered. Allen has already pleaded not guilty to the charges, and he’s refusing to cooperate with investigators.