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Hate crime junkies, Ashleigh Flowers here, I hope you took our advice last episode in the beginning of our latest episode, we recommended subscribing to the podcast. So that way you get automatic case updates when we record them. And we recorded that a couple of weeks ago, not knowing that today would be one of those very update days. Now, the Indiana State Police held a press conference today. That's Monday, April 22nd, 2019, for the Delfi case.

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We covered the murders of Abby and Libby way back in Episode 10 of this podcast. The episode was titled Wanted Killer on the Highbridge. It's been over two years now since their murder. So when police made an announcement that they wanted to update the public on how they were changing the course of the investigation, we knew we had to update our listeners as well.

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Information is being released today is the result of literally thousands and thousands of hours of extraordinary investigative efforts. By Delphi, Carroll County, the FBI, the Indiana State Police and countless other agencies. This community surrounded us some 26 months ago, and you did everything you could to support us, but most importantly, you surrounded the family of these two little girls. Gosh, I'll never forget it. After you hear what we're going to release today, I'm going to ask for your continued support, your continued understanding, your empathy and compassion as we as we move forward to find out who did this.

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And we will.

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That was Superintendent Doug Carter who said that. And you guys, I believe him. For those of you listening, this might have happened 68 episodes ago for you, but for us here in Indiana, we still think about Abby and Libby every single day. And police clearly are still hard at work every single day. And it's because of those investigative efforts that we have new information that the public needs to hear. The first and most shocking thing that they told us is that the sketch that we have now, the sketch that has been passed around for two years and people have compared every single sexual predator to on the Internet should be considered secondary.

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They have sketch that they think is much, much more accurate. And you guys, this new sketch is drastically different. It's because of the sketch that I'm doing, the episode, you know, we don't update on every small thing that happens in an investigation. But when we do an episode and the sketch we tell everyone to look at is completely different. We need you guys to go look at the new sketch. We posted it on Instagram. Our handle is at Crime Junkie podcast and we posted it on our website, Crime Junkie podcast, Dotcom.

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And there is an even similar features. This is a what appears to be a much younger man. Police say they believe he's between the ages of 18 to 40, but he actually might appear even younger than his true age. You know, when I look at this, I don't see the same hairline. I don't see the same eyes, same nose, same mouth. It is a completely different person. So please go on and know who we're looking for.

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Now, the interesting piece is for those of you in Indiana, it's even more important for you to look, because the second piece of information that police gave us, something that we all speculated on for a long time is police say that the killer is local. He is either from Delfi or possibly currently still lives in Delfi. And they think he either works there or he's visiting often and he's very familiar with the area. So this guy is likely still living among us.

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The third thing that they said was very important is they believe that there was a car parked near the site where the girls were murdered and it was parked near an old KPS D.c.'s welfare building in the city of Delfi. And it was abandoned on the east side of County Road 300 north next to the Hoosier Heartland Highway between noon and five p.m. on February 14th, 2017. Now, this could be critical in the investigation and they're hoping someone from the public will contact them if they were either the one who was parked there or knew who was.

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Now, they're not saying this person is a suspect, but it's someone that they very much want to speak with. Now, the fourth thing that was really important that came out of this press conference is they released more sound clips or clip from the audio that we heard before. Now, if you'll remember, before our perpetrator was heard saying down the hill and it was just on a loop, they put down the hill and we didn't get a lot from that.

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And they released more, but not a lot more. They released one word before that. And it sounds like this person is saying, guys, and then down the hill, take a listen for yourself and let us know what you think he's saying.

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So it's not much more than we had before, but at least it's something now police made extra sure in the press conference to say, listen, these might sound like two different people, but we assure you this is the same man. So maybe hearing him say something in a different tone or with different inflection might be what the public needed to recognize that voice. Now, the fifth and final thing that came out of this is they also shared footage from the phone.

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Now, remember that image we had of the man who was walking on the railroad tracks at Super Fuzzy? We all assumed it had come from a phone and from a video, but we never knew for sure. OK, we now know that it did come from a cell phone. It did come from a video. And they do have more video. And this time all they released was an actual image of him walking. So they're hoping that someone from the public might recognize the way that he's moving, although it is going to be kind of an unnatural walk since he's walking on railroad tracks.

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So to see this video again, you can go to our website, Crime Junkie podcast, Dotcom. You can also see the picture there. And again, I beg of you, especially if you're living in the Indiana area, we know now that this man is close. We know that we should all be keeping an eye out for him and knowing that the superintendent, Doug Carter, actually ended the press conference with a message to the killer. Directly.

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To the killer who may be in this room. We believe you are hiding in plain sight. For more than two years, you never thought we would shift gears to a different investigative strategy, but we have. We likely have interviewed you. Or someone close to you. We know that this is about power to you. And you want to know what we know? And one day. You will. The police are closing in, and I have no doubt that sometime in the future, hopefully the near future will have a captured update episode for all of our listeners.