While investigating the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German, police search for information on a social media profile containing stolen images of a male model
DELPHI, Ind. (CBS / AP) – While investigating the 2017 Abigail Williams and Liberty German murders, Indiana State Police and Carroll County detectives, the Indiana Sheriff’s Office discovered a profile online used to try to attract teenage girls.
The name of the profile descriptor was “anthony_shots”. The profile was used in 2016 and 2017 on social media apps such as Snapchat and Instagram, police said.
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The fictional “anthony_shots” profile used images of a known male model who is not really logged into the profile and is not a person of interest, state police said.
The user of the accounts introduced himself as being very wealthy and owning a lot of sports cars, and he contacted underage girls to solicit nude pictures, get their addresses and attempt to meet them.
Police released photos of the male model whose image was stolen for the “anthony_shots” profile. State Police said the model had already been identified and reiterated that he was not a person of interest.
Detectives are trying to find out who created the “anthony_shots” profile.
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Anyone who has communicated, encountered, or attempted to meet the “anthony_shots” profile is encouraged to contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office using the advice email [email protected], or phone number (765) 822-3535.
Those who have been in contact are asked to provide as much information as possible – including when and how they contacted “anthony_shots”, what social media apps were involved, and if “anthony_shots” has ever tried to meet or call them. ‘get their address. Anyone who has recorded images or conversations with “anthony_shots” is invited to attach them to their email.
The bodies of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were found in a rugged area near a hiking trail on February 14, 2017, a day after they went missing while walking the trail near the Monon High Bridge, just outside of their hometown of Delphi, Indiana, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.
Days after the murders, investigators released two grainy photos of a suspect walking across the abandoned railroad bridge the girls had visited, and an audio recording of a man believed to be the suspect saying “downstairs from the hill “.
Authorities have since released two sketches of the alleged killer, including one in April 2019 based on a video from German’s cellphone that is believed to be more accurate than a sketch released in July 2017.
Police also released a video in April 2019 that shows the man suspected of killing the teenagers walking across the abandoned railroad bridge the girls had visited.
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