Officials ID bodies found near Deer Creek outside Delphi

The bridge is something of a local beauty spot in Carroll County and is where the final picture of Abigail Williams was taken by Liberty German, hours before they were reported missing. They were supposed to meet with family members later Monday evening, but when the teens didn't show up, family members called police. Authorities suspect foul play in the deaths.

Delphi Police Chief Steve Mullins said the discovery of the bodies alongside the search for the girls had shocked the people living around the place.

"Some of that information could be key in a prosecution so I feel like that information at this current time needs to be protected so that we make sure the case is properly handled when the time comes for criminal prosecution", Leazenby said.

The bodies were found at Deer Creek in Carroll County, just east of Delphi. It is unclear who discovered the bodies, but they were discovered on Tuesday about half a mile from the Monon High Bridge. The bodies were discovered about 12:15 p.m. on February 14, 2017 in the woods near the Dear Creek by volunteers helping in the search for the missing girls. "Obviously, very distraught. I'm just anxious", Patty said.

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Anna Williams, Abigail's mother, said: "I'm getting scared now".

'All I want to do is have the girls get home safe, ' Patty said. Officers initially considered issuing an Amber Alert but decided the situation did not fit the criteria.

Sgt. Kim Riley, of Indiana State Police, told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that the bodies will not be formally identified until autopsies are completed.

Multiple agencies joined the search for the girls on Monday and Tuesday including a dog unit and a dive team.

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