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Public urged to keep providing tips in 2 girls' killings

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — There is almost nothing Abby Williams grandmother Diane Erskine could have heard Wednesday that would have healed her broken heart. 

Fourteen-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail William vanished on Feb. 13, 2017, while hiking near their hometown of Delphi, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Indianapolis. Their bodies were found the next day in a rugged, wooded area.

FACEBOOK: Video of Wednesday's news conference

Grandmother Erskine said, "I dont have the words to words to say the pain that we watch their mothers go through." 

The Carroll County prosecutor and other local police talked about 30 minutes in a Thursday news conference but they still have not shared how the girls died or when. They have not said if additional pictures recovered from their cell phone. They repeated a call for the public to keep passing on tips in the slayings of two teenage girls. Authorities said the next tip could help solve the crime.

Prosecutor Nick McLeland said, "We dont want to comment on anything about the investigation. We are here to focus on Abby and Libby and focus on, 'Look, this is not a closed case.'"

Pictures of Libby and Abby stood tall behind police as they talked.

Jenny Crume, a friend of the victims' families, said about the news conference, "They can't tell us anything. What we want to know, we are not getting answers for. They know and they are not letting us know anything, and it's frustrating."

Police say they recieve from 10-12 tips a day, and the case is still active.

Mike Patty, Libby's grandfather, said he is praying the right tip comes soon. 


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