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New Details in Delphi In. Murders Are Linked to Suspect

DELPHI, Indiana (WXIN) – A 2017 search warrant in connection with the murders of Abby Williams and Libby German in Delphi, Indiana has been shared with the public.

The document, obtained by “Murder Leaf Podcast”, was provided to Affiliated with NewsNation WXIN tuesday. This is the first time the document has been made public in what has been a five-year investigation involving the girls, and it reveals information never before shared.

According to the warrant, the FBI had probable cause to search the property of a man named Ron Logan on the belief that evidence might have been found there, but the agency did not do so until a month later. .

Investigators believed that searching Logan’s property for forensic evidence, such as hair, bodily fluids, firearms and sharp instruments, could solve the girls’ cold case. The FBI also requested access to electronic devices and storage media, according to the search warrant.

And while Logan, owner of the property where the girls’ bodies were found, was searched by investigators in 2017, no arrests have been made.

At that time, just days after the murders, Logan led reporters on a tour of his property and took them to the crime scene, where he said he had lived on the property for 50 years and could not not understand how the girls could have reached the area where they were found.

The revelation of the new mandate, however, contains additional details of the investigation, telling a different story.

On February 13, 2017, the two best friends went for a walk on the remote historical paths of Delphi.

For years, the best evidence the police had of the girls’ murderer came from a video on Libby’s cellphone which recorded both an image of a man approaching her on the High Bridge and a recording as the man told the girls to come down the hill.

Investigators have long believed the man in the video was a prime suspect in the murders.

Warrant information, however, reveals “a large amount of blood was lost from the victims at the scene of the crime.” And, due to the amount of blood, investigators believe the attacker may have had blood on his hands.

Investigators also believe, according to the document, that the killer may also have taken a souvenir from the crime scene and it “appears that the bodies of the girls were moved and staged”.

The search warrant did not specify what was missing but said “the rest of their clothing had been recovered” and there was no sign of a “struggle or fight”.

For the FBI agent behind the warrant, that means the killer likely physically removed something or took pictures to “memorize the crime scene.” Crime scene investigators also reportedly recovered unknown fibers and unidentified hair.

The agent behind the warrant went on to write that Logan’s physical build appeared to match the man shown on one of the girls’ cellphones and that women interviewed about him attest that he was violent with them. in the past. They also say they believe it’s him in the video.

The search warrant also revealed that Logan possessed weapons, including knives and firearms, and that he lied about his alibi.

According to the document, Logan told investigators that a friend picked him up from his home on Feb. 13 between “2 and 2:30 p.m.” so he could go to an aquarium store in Lafayette.

Logan also contacted a family member on the morning of Feb. 14, asking him to notify police of the trip and to say he had returned home between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., documents showed.

However, investigators also found a store receipt dated February 13 with a check-out time of 5:21 p.m. during a March 6, 2017 search related to a probation violation. And since it would take Logan about 30 minutes to get from the store to his home, that cast doubt on his alibi returning around 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

And while the person who Logan says drove him to the aquarium store confirmed the trip with an investigator in a March 7 interview, the warrant says that in another interview with another investigator, the individual revealed that Logan asked him to lie. The person also reportedly said that Logan “never asked her to lie in the past.”

The investigation also revealed that Logan asked the family member to lie about the alibi before a crime was discovered.

Additionally, police also learned that Logan drove a van to the Delphi transfer station to drop off the trash on February 13, likely between 11:53 a.m. and 11:58 a.m. — an admission that led to the investigation into his violation of probation, as Logan was banned from driving.

Additionally, cellphone tower data showed Logan’s cellphone was in Delphi in the area near the Monon High Bridge Trail on the afternoon of Feb. 13, investigators said, and a text message sent from his phone at 7:56 p.m. on February 13 said the phone was “likely outside his residence” and “in the vicinity” of the murder scene.

Logan died in January, never having been named a suspect or charged in connection with the Delphi murders.