Delphi murder suspect Richard Allen may not have acted alone, arrests may be imminent

An Indiana man accused of killing two teenage girls in the infamous Delphi murder case may not have acted alone, prosecutors said Tuesday.

CVS employee Richard Matthew Allen, 50, was suddenly charged last month — more than five years after the slayings of 14-year-old Libby German and 13-year-old Abby Williams — to shock the small community.

“We believe that Richard Allen is not the only actor involved in this,” Carroll County Prosecutor Nicholas McLeland said during a court hearing Tuesday, according to WTHR.

But few details have since emerged after a judge took the unusual step of sealing the probable cause statement and charging documents in the case at the request of McLeland.

CVS employee Richard Allen Matthew leaves court on November 22, 2022.
Former CVS employee Richard Matthew Allen leaves court on November 22, 2022.
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Allen, who is married and had no previous criminal record, has pleaded not guilty and his lawyer claims the sealed documents will show there is little evidence against him.

“You’re going to read that probable cause statement, online or wherever they get it, and hopefully it will ring a bell for someone who can help us because he’s innocent,” said defense attorney Andrew Baldwin, WTHR reported.

“He told us that very emotionally.”

Flowers were placed at the Monon High Bridge Trial after the killings.
Flowers were placed at the Monon High Bridge Trial after the killings.
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However, police have shared scant details about the murders and have not even revealed how the teenagers were killed, claiming they are withholding information to protect the investigation.

It may also be the case that documents remain sealed because other arrests are coming, a legal expert told The Post.

“It’s definitely a possibility,” said Indiana-based attorney Monish Patel. “He could be the one who hollers,”

State law says a suspect can be charged with murder if someone dies while a crime is taking place, even if the accused didn’t directly kill anyone, he noted.

Police still haven’t said how Libby German (pictured) and Abby Williams were killed.
Indiana State Police

“If you and I go rob a bank and you shoot somebody and kill them while we’re robbing the bank, I’m also charged with murder,” he explained, adding that sealing records in state cases is rare.

“Maybe they’re still gathering evidence on that guy, and if they don’t have enough, that would compromise their investigation in terms of getting additional evidence if it’s out there,” he said.

“They want a slam dunk case against this guy, so they want all the evidence they can.”

The murders shocked the community of Delphi, a small town of 3,000 about 60 miles outside of Indianapolis.

A man in prison on child pornography charges had previously been linked to the killings, although he has not been charged in the case.

Kegan Kline had reportedly made plans through social media to meet Libby at the bridge where she disappeared the night before her death. He has denied having anything to do with the murders.

Abby Williams (pictured) and German were killed in February 2017.
Indiana State Police

German and Williams disappeared on February 13, 2017, while hiking the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi. They failed to show up for a pick-up location and were found dead the next day in a rugged area off the trail.

Police released part of a chilling cellphone video recorded by Libby before her death that showed a man on the railroad bridge saying “down the hill.” A sketch of the suspect based on the video was later released.

Allen had been photographed at a local restaurant with a visible sketch hanging behind him.

He had even developed films for the grieving family without targeting them, reports said.

Several news organizations, including the Associated Press, are pushing to release the statement, even as a petition to keep the records sealed, supported by the victims’ families, has garnered over 41,000 signatures.

With Post wires

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