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Indiana cops say they are close to finding killer of Libby German and Abby Williams, but witness may be afraid to come forward


Pals Libby German (left) and Abby Williams were killed in February of 2017. (J. Kyle Keener / AP)

Investigators in Indiana say they are close to finding the assailant who killed teens Abby Williams and Libby German more than two years ago, but they are concerned a possible witness may be afraid to come forward.

Abby, 13, and pal Libby, 14, went missing in the small city of Delphi on Feb. 13, 2017, and their bodies were found the following day. No arrests have been made, but Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday that “we are one tip away from success.”

Carter said that the state police has received more than 42,000 tips, but there is one major tip that still needs to be delivered.

“If somebody knows something, they need to tell us. I think they’re afraid too,” he told ABC News. “Somebody knows who that person is.”

Carter believes it is possible that a family member or a friend “knows something happened after that day.” Authorities have not revealed how the girls were killed.

A new sketch of a suspect was released by cops last month. Authorities believe that the killer either lives in the area or spends much time there.

“Somebody that commits a horrific crime like this against two little girls probably has shown signs of violence in the past ... he didn’t just all of a sudden decide to do this one day,” Carter told ABC News.

Kelsi German, the sister of Libby, shared a photo of the new sketch on social media last month. She told WRTV that “I never thought it would be this long without answers.”

“I just want the killer off the streets so he can’t do it again,” she told Fox 59.