DELPHI, IN – Two bodies found near a creek in northwest Indiana have been identified as two girls who went missing on Monday. Investigators said their deaths are being treated as homicides.
The bodies of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were found on Tuesday near Deer Creek near Delphi, about 60 miles outside of Indianapolis.The bodies were found less than a mile away from where they were dropped off on Monday to go hiking, ABC News reports.
State police Sgt. Kim Riley said a relative of one of the girls dropped them off near a railroad bridge. Another relative agreed to pick them up later, after the girls went hiking, but the girls never showed up to the location they were supposed to.
Riley would not reveal the girls’ manner of death, citing the investigation.
On Wednesday, authorities released the photo of a man seen walking on a trail near the location where the girls went missing. They want to talk to him to see if he saw anything, reports Fox 59.
The FBI is assisting local and state police with the investigation.
Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said there are currently no suspects.
“There is someone out there that did this crime and we’re going to track them down,” said Leazenby.
LEADWOOD, MO – The wife and stepson of a man who called himself the “imperial wizard” of the Ku Klux Klan have been charged with his murder.
The body of Frank Ancona, 51, was found on Saturday.
His wife, Malissa Ancona, initially told police that her husband had left to go on a work assignment across the state. However, according to KMOV, Malissa later told investigators that her son, Paul Edward Jinkerson, Jr., shot and killed Frank while he was asleep. She also admitted to helping her son try to destroy blood evidence and alter the crime scene.
Both Malissa Ancona and Jinkerson, Jr., were charged with murder.
On Monday, Frank Ancona’s son posted a message to Facebook, saying, “They have the story, they found the evidence, this was a very violent murder and they tried to cover it up. Thank you for Washington County and St. Francois County for getting the closure my family needed.”
He went on to say that he personally questioned Malissa and PJ (Paul) about his father’s disappearance. He said deputies promised to find him.
“They did end up finding him in a way I feared and absolutely heart broke me,” he wrote.
Ancona’s vehicle was found in a remote area on Friday. He was last seen alive on Wednesday.
On the night of Nov. 28, 1980, Lawrence William Fishman, an accomplished 29-year-old who had worked as a lawyer, lobbyist, researcher and poet, walked into his parents’ home in Silver Spring, Maryland, and according to authorities, committed a crime that rocked the community to its core.
Investigators say he murdered his father, who was a local judge, and nearly killed his mother.
According to an old article in the Washington Post, Fishman shot his mother, Evelyn, in the neck and then chased his father, Frederick, with a gun, before shooting him in the back four times. The father died at the scene. Miraculously, Fishman’s mother survived.
Police found Fishman’s rental car a few days later abandoned in a parking lot near a bus terminal.
Fishman was spotted two months later in New Haven, Connecticut, outside a YMCA, according to the Post. A witness said Fishman was standing next to a telephone and recalled him saying he was going to someplace that was warmer. It was the last time he has been seen.
In 1981, two boys playing near a ditch in Prince William County, Virginia, found the gun used in the murder.
Despite the case receiving national attention, with television crime shows broadcasting the story, Fishman remains on the run 36 years later.
The FBI said Fishman suffers from severe mental illness and once expressed interest in traveling to South America. They also said he has ties to Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, Wisconsin, England and Israel.
Thirteen years after the murder, investigators told the Washington Post that Fishman may be hiding in California, where he received his law degree in 1977 from the University of California at Berkley.
A lead investigator assigned to the case said Fishman “probably has assumed a new identity and is now living as a law-abiding citizen.”
Wherever he is, Fishman remains a wanted man.
The FBI said he should still be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about Fishman’s whereabouts should contact their local FBI office.
They can also send an anonymous tip online.