The victims of a notorious unsolved 2017 murder were found covered in blood – and their killer took a twisted souvenir, a search warrant has revealed.
Delphi Bridge murder victims Abby Williams, 13, and Libby German, 14, were found to have lost a large amount of blood when discovered dead close to an Indiana hiking trail in February 2017.
‘A large amount of blood was lost by the victims at the crime scene,’ an FBI search warrant read. It did not note how the girls had been wounded, but noted that there were no signs of a ‘struggle or fight.’
The warrant, obtained by the Murder Sheet podcast and and released to Indianapolis FOX59, offered no further information on a murder weapon or cause of death.
Police have never disclosed how the two friends died after being stalked by their killer on a hiking trail, with information on the bloody crime scene offering a gruesome new detail.
Their killer likely got his victims’ blood on his clothes, the warrant also revealed, although no-one has ever been charged with the double-homicide.
Libby Williams, 13 (left), and Abby German, 14, (right), were found bloodied and murdered after going missing on February 13, 2017, in Delphi, Indiana
Chillingly, FBI investigators believe the young friends’ killer took a souvenir from their corpses to provide a warped memento of his appalling crimes.
The warrant offered no further detail on what the souvenir was.
And sickeningly, the murderer ‘staged’ the girls’ bodies in a particular way after killing them, although it remains unclear exactly how he did this.
Investigators believe photographs or videos were likely shot of the grotesque set-up.
The warrant also revealed that the FBI had probable cause to search the home and property of Ron Logan, the owner of the land where the girls’ bloodied bodies were found. They were discovered about 1,400 feet from Logan’s house.
Logan was arrested shortly after the killings, but was never charged, and died in 2020.
The 2017 murder of Abby, 13, and Libby, 14, became notorious after investigators released chilling footage the girls recorded of a man following and approaching them across the Manon High Bridge in the woods of Delphi, Indiana.
A brief snippet of audio was released, of the man saying ‘Down the hill.’ The full clip is 43 seconds long, but its contents are believed to be too disturbing to share in full.
The voice in the clip did not match that of Logan, the FBI investigation concluded. A brief clip of the man walking towards the girls on the Monon High Bridge Trail was released too.
A newly obtained FBI warrant from the investigation into the murders of Abby Williams, 13, and Libby German, 14, reveal that investigators wanted to search the property of Ron Williams (above, in a 2017 mugshot for a parole violation), who owned the land where the girls’ bodies were found for any evidence connected to the crime
Footage found on the girls’ phone showed a man following them down the train tracks they were walking on. He can be heard telling them ‘Guys, down the hill.’ Police suspect he is the killer
Just before the girls disappeared they posted photos and video to social media showing them walking down the train tracks near the Monon High Bridge Trail (above)
A shot of the Monon High Bridge Trail that the girls posted on social media before their disappearance. Their bodies were found 1,400 feet from Ron Logan’s home
It also stated that it was likely the killer had taken a souvenir from the girls’ bodies. It did not specify what that souvenir was, but wrote that ‘the rest of their clothing was recovered,’ implying that it may have been an article of clothing that was taken.
The warrant said that it ‘appeared the girls’ bodies were moved or staged,’ and that investigators suspected that the killer had taken photos of their remains to ‘memorialize the crime scene.’
The FBI agent who wrote the warrant said that she had probable cause to search the property of Logan, including his house, any outbuildings, and his car for anything that might be linked to the murders, including bodily fluids, hair, and guns or cutting instruments. The FBI also wanted to check for cameras or anything where photos or videos could be stored.
The document also stated that Logan’s ‘voice is not inconsistent with that of the person in the video,’ and that he was known to own numerous handguns and knives.
The warrant also revealed that Logan lied about his alibi to police, noting that he had told investigators that on the day of the murder on February 13 a friend had picked him up and driven him to a store between ‘2pm and 2:30pm.’
Logan reached out to a family member the following morning on February 14 and asked them to tell police about his trip the previous day, and to say he returned home between 5pm and 5:30pm.
Ron Logan spoke with reporters on his property days after the girls’ bodies were found. He told them he had no idea how they could have gotten to where they were found
Logan was arrested in April 2017 after confessing to violating parole related to serial traffic violations. He was never named as a suspect in the killings of the girls and died in January
The family member Logan asked to lie for him told police Logan’s lie on March 7, 2017, then two days later admitted he’d lied because Logan asked him to, adding that Logan ‘had never asked [him] to lie in the past.’
Investigators noted that Logan appeared to have asked the family member to lie for him before the crime had even been discovered.
The warrant wrote that Logan made ‘statements that were found to be factually false and intentionally designed to deceive.’
A search of Logan’s property in March 2017 turned up a receipt timestamped 5:21pm from a town 30 minutes from his house, making his return home at the time he reported in his alibi doubtful.
Cellphone data also revealed Logan to be in Delphi and near the Monon High Bridge where the girls went missing on the afternoon of their disappearance.
In April of 2017 Logan was arrested after he confessed to violating a parole related to serial traffic violations.
Logan died in January last year, and has never been named as a suspect or been charge in connection to the murders of Abby and Libby.