Who was Richard Allen arrested for the 2017 Delphi murders?

Sign up for a free US news bulletin sent directly to your inbox every weekend morning Subscribe to a free morning US email news bulletin board A 50-year-old married man arrested last week in connection with the 2017 Delphi murders has now been indicted for more than five years It stems from the double murder of best friends Libby German and Abby Williams. Richard Matthew Allen, from Delphi, Indiana, was detained on Wednesday (October 26) and sent to Carroll County Jail. On Friday, he was charged with two murders and moved to a state facility for his own safety, Indiana state police announced his charges on Monday. – Formed the Delphi community and remained unresolved for more than 50 years. Allen, 50, is said to have pleaded not guilty to the charges and refused to cooperate with the investigation. Five years after the 2017 murder, Alan has been arrested. Officials will not rule out the possibility that others have also been involved in the brutal murders of teenagers, and have vowed that if so, they will be prosecuted. A statement of probable cause is now sealed and officials declined to provide further details about the investigation, but it was only months after Indiana state police were spotted searching the Wabash River in Peru, about 40 minutes east of Delphi. It came out after. Last August and after investigators urged the public to release information about online catfish accounts in December. When the allegations were filed on Friday, Libby’s sister, Kelsi German, tweeted on her Twitter, “Today is that day.” I know how grateful I am to all of you. There are currently no comments. If you have any questions, please contact the Carroll County Attorney General. There is an ad hoc press conference at 10:00 am on Mondays. We will say more then. Today is that day.” She said. Allen’s name had never been publicly linked to a murder before his sudden arrest. Here’s what we know about him. Who is Richard Allen? Mr. Allen was 44 years old at the time of the murder. The 50-year-old is a local resident of Delphi, a small intimate town of about 3,000 teenage girls who lived with his family before they were murdered. Richard Allen was photographed in a mugshot after being arrested in Delphi. Murder Case (Indiana State Police) His home is located southwest of Monon High Bridge, less than a five-minute drive from where Libby and Abby’s bodies were found. According to online records, Mr. Allen has been married to his lifelong wife, Kathy, who has an adult daughter in Delphi, Indiana since at least 2006. Mr. Allen is a trained pharmacy technologist who received his most recent pharmaceutical license in February 2018. Murder. He is currently at ks local CVS store – making contact with community members as part of his work. Libby’s grandparents Mike and Becky Patty said they remembered Mr. Allen processing photos at the store. The victim’s family and the company said: “As part of the Carroll County community, we are still shocked by this murder, and the German and Williams family. I give my heart to you,” he said. Sketches released by WRTV.Police during their search for a killer in 2019 (left) and 2017 (right) (Indiana State Police) I did. He is ready to cooperate as much as possible with the police investigation.” When news of the arrest broke out on Friday, local residents were shocked, saying, “He looks like a normal person.” Customers directly say ‘Do you need help?’ I would say no,” Chandler Underhill, manager of the local Brick & Mortar Pub, whom Allen said is a regular, told Fox59. I didn’t really think about it.” Mr. Underhill said Mr. Allen always said, “When he comes to the bar where he works. He won’t say much. He looks like a normal person,” he said. “One of my servers said he wouldn’t talk much.” Libby’s grandfather told reporters after a press conference on Monday that the suspect in the murder of his granddaughter was “inconspicuous.” “He was hiding,” he said. All the time.” [Indiana State Police Supt] Doug Carter previously said: He said he was hiding out of sight.” He said. I personally don’t know the gentleman at all. I’ve probably seen him. It’s a small county. But for sure, I don’t know him.” The alleged killer was found posing for a brazenly smiling selfie in front of one of the police sketches of a murder suspect. Richard Allen posed for a selfie in front of a police sketch. Murderer (Courtesy) In a creepy photo posted to Facebook by Mr Allen’s wife Kathy in December 2021, Mr Allen is seen smiling with her wife at a local bar in Delphi. On the wall behind him is a 2019 police sketch. Allen is somewhat similar to this picture. A selfie was posted on social media in the same month. Investigators have issued a new appeal urging the public to provide information about online catfish accounts believed to be involved in the murder. Allen, arrested on double murder charges, appears to have no criminal record. However, Carroll County Jail records indicate that Mr. Allen also used the pseudonym Craigh Ross Rentfrow. What happened to Libby and Abby? Libby and Abby are missing. After hiking along the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi, Indiana, on February 13, 2017, their bodies were found the next day in a wooded area about half a mile from the trail. For years, police have refused to disclose this. Few details about how the girls died and the crime scene were released. However, shocking new details about the murder were revealed in a search warrant application obtained from the podcast The Murder Sheet and shared with Independent b. A 2017 FBI agent investigating and partially amending a homicide warrant was for a search for the home of a local man, Ronald Logan. Libby German (left) and Abbie Williams (right) pictured together (Facebook) The agent said in it “A lot of” blood was shed during the girls’ deaths, it said, and it is believed that the killer moved and staged the body before taking the memorabilia from the scene. , the warrant also revealed that the teenagers were killed by some kind of weapon. The document had the wording on the weapon modified, stating that it would have been covered in the blood of the victims who were killed after the killing because of “the large amount of blood shed by the victims at the scene of the crime.” “The nature of the victim’s wounds almost certainly means that the perpetrator of the crime had blood on his person/clothing.” The day the suspect’s creepy video girls went missing, Libby posted a picture of herself on her Snapchat, and Abby walking along her path. The happy image of two best friends is believed to be the last picture they took before they died. In a move to conduct the investigation, Libby also captured a rough video of the man dressed in clothes on her phone. She is wearing jeans, a blue jacket and a hat and is walking along an abandoned railroad bridge. Investigators have released rough images in the video and creepy audio of a man telling the two girls “Go down the hill”. This rough image was taken at Libby’s. On the trail t the day the girls went missing. Investigators believe the man was the killer (Indiana State Police) Investigators have long suspected this man to be the killer of the girls and have praised the girls who recorded the video as evidence. The description of the man as a white male between the ages of 16 and 40, between 5 and 6 and 5 and 10 in height and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. Two police sketches (one in 2017 and one in 2019) were distributed. A newly released Ms. Allen mugshot of the man who matches the man’s description in the video is somewhat similar to this police sketch. Other names related to the case Mr. Allen’s arrest is the first time his name has been publicly linked to an unsolved murder case. Over the years, authorities have been honing on several incidents. Other men. A 27-year-old Indiana man came to the attention last year when an online account he used to groom underage girls online was linked to teenage victims. His home was searched for child pornography just two weeks after the 2017 murder. In December 2021, Indiana State Police announced that officials had “discovered” a fake online profile called anthony_shots. The account (Miami County Sheriff’s Office) profile was as follows. From 2016 to 2017, he was used on platforms including Snapchat and Instagram, using photos of a known male model to portray him as very wealthy and owning numerous sports cars. Investigators said the person behind the account was 27-year-old Kegan Anthony Kline. He has addresses in Kokomo and Peru, close to Delphi. According to the affidavit, Klein disguised herself as a model to groom underage girls and send nude photos and addresses to meet him. The male model for which the photo was used was not related to the incident. Klein was arrested in 2020 on charges of child sexual abuse imagery and child exploitation linked to the account. He is accused of admitting to investigators that he has groomed underage girls online. According to the affidavit, Indiana State Police and the FBI conducted a search warrant for the property after tracking the user of the anthony_shots profile from Kline’s home in Peru on February 25, 2017, less than two weeks after the murder of Abby and Libby. .Ron Logan lied. Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Klein on where he was on the day Libby and Abby went missing, Klein told investigators that he used social media accounts to communicate with underage girls, about 100 sexual photos and about 20 sexually explicit images. We exchanged videos. From about 15 underage girls. However, he denied any knowledge or involvement in the deaths of the two teenagers. Kline was charged with 30 felonies in 2020. Incident. A heavily revised document submitted in 2020 makes no mention of the murders of Libby and Abby, and he has not been charged with any involvement in their deaths. Prior to her death, investigators claimed that she had no indication that she had arranged to meet anyone online on the day the two girls were murdered, investigators said. Information transfer. Libby German and Abbie Williams’ family are expected to be at a press conference on Monday (AP). According to a 2017 search warrant application, Ronald Logan had previously been on police radar before this. Logan owned the land Libby and Abby’s bodies were found and his home was just 1,400 feet from the crime scene. And he claimed to possess several weapons, including a pistol and a knife. Logan also claimed that he was out of the area with his friend on the afternoon of February 13, when the cell phone location data was actually placed, and that he lied about his location at the time the teenagers went missing. He is in the area around the trail. The document also states that his voice “didn’t match” the man Libby captured in the video. Logan was not charged and died in 2020 before the case was resolved. It is currently unclear whether Mr Allen is related to either Logan or Kline or the anthony_shots account.
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