Arrested and charged: ‘Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders’ shares updates on Abigail Williams and Liberty German’s 2017 murder
In 2017, 13-year-old Abigail Williams and 14-year-old Liberty German walked into Delphi, Indiana’s woods, and did not make it out alive. 20 hours after their disappearance, a search was underway and their families panicked. Major law enforcement arrived, kickstarting a double murder investigation and shocking the community. Some of the only evidence left behind was a voice recording on Liberty’s phone ordering the pair to walk “down the hill.”
Delphi resident Richard Allen was recently arrested and charged with murder, and we’re still learning more information. In the first hearing, Allen pled not guilty, and additional trials are on the calendar in January and March.
In October 2022, “Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders” posted 1 update to its podcast feed, and listeners can get up to speed on the case in 11 episodes. This podcast is highly bingeable since all episodes run under 70 minutes long.
HLN’s “Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders” is hosted by Andrew Iden, Barbara Macdonald, and Dan Szematowicz.
By episode 3, hear more about the investigation and how two pictures were analyzed. One showed Abby on the bridge before the crime, and in another photo, an unidentified man was photographed in the same location. Police wanted to interrogate this man and eventually released a sketch of the suspect. At this time, it has not been announced if Allen was the man from the bridge picture or if the voice is actually his on the recording.
The podcast’s fourth episode unpacked Robert Ives’ perspective on the crime as the prosecuting attorney in Carroll County, IN. The podcast’s team went to Delphi to walk the trail, go across the bridge, and examine how the crime could have happened. As years passed following the crime, the team returned to Delphi several times to start more conversations and learn new information. On the most recent episode, the team hit the ground running in Delphi and shared what they learned from the case’s developments this October.
All episodes of “Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders” are now streaming wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.