- Associated Press - Monday, February 27, 2017

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say the reward in the killings of two northern Indiana teenage girls is nearing $100,000.

State Police say donations from the public and businesses had boosted to $96,000 the reward for information leading to an arrest or arrests in the killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.

Police also said Monday they’ve received about 8,800 tips in the murders.

The Delphi girls’ bodies were found Feb. 14 in a wooded area near the city about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis, a day after they vanished while hiking.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby (tohb LEHZ’-ehn-BEE’) says investigators remain confident they’ll eventually make an arrest.

Authorities have released two grainy photographs of a man and audio of a male saying “down the hill.” That evidence came from German’s cellphone.

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