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HLN is premiering its new series Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders in a special two-day TV event that is airing February 14-15 at 10 pm.

Based on the chart-topping HLN podcast “Down the Hill,” this limited series will uncover new details about the mysterious murders of teenage girls Abby Williams and Libby German, who went missing from their rural Indiana town on February 13, 2017.

Four years ago, Abby and Libby were dropped off at the trail near Delphi, Indiana’s scenic Monon High Bridge near Deer Creek. When they failed to return to their drop-off location for their ride home some few hours later, panic spread across their tiny town. The girls’ families immediately began searching for them, but to no avail. On the morning of February 14, crews broadened the scope of their search and discovered the bodies of Libby and Abby on a piece of private property less than a mile from where they had been dropped off.

After obtaining Libby’s cellphone, officers found a video recording of a man walking behind the two girls on the Monon High Bridge saying “Guys. Down the hill.” Investigators released two grainy images from that video as well as two sketches from possible witnesses on the day of the murders. Despite these pieces of evidence, the man in the video has still not been identified.


The two, one-hour episodes of the HLN’s new series will highlight several of the new developments that have occurred in the case over the last four years. In particular, the series will feature a revealing one-on-one interview with Sheriff Tobe Leazenby, the man that has been leading the investigation since 2017. The Sheriff’s interview will unveil a more in-depth description of the evidence found on Libby’s phone, as well as what he wishes he had done differently during the two day search for the girls.

HLN’s series will also provide a new national exclusive interview with the lead prosecutor, Nick McLeland, who continually refuses to call this a cold case. Instead, McLeland insists that his team is currently following new leads and plans on solving the case and getting it into the courtroom.

Prior to the premier of the two-hour televised program, HLN’s popular podcast series “Down the Hill” will launch a brand-new episode highlighting the extended interviews with Sheriff Leazenby and prosecutor McLeland. The podcast was named one of Apple Podcasts’ “Best New Shows of 2020” and can be downloaded at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, and Stitcher.

Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders is hosted by HLN investigative producers Andrew Iden and Barbara MacDonald, with additional reporting by HLN anchor Susan Hendricks. You can catch the new series on HLN this Sunday, February 14 at 10 pm – 11 pm ET/PT (Part 1) and on Monday, February 15 at 9 pm – 11 pm ET (Parts 1 and 2).

2 thoughts on “Series Premier on HLN: ‘Down the Hill: the Delphi Murders’”
  1. Libby phone was found because of phone’s ping from the cell tower. Why didn’t authorities ask the provider to locate Libby’s phone’s ping at the beginning of the search ? I don’t know if this can be done but could the nearest cell tower to the crime scene pick up all pings? Would there be records after 4 yrs ? If that would be the case couldn’t you sort out the pings from different phones from 2pm Monday to Tuesday morning in that area? If a phone has it’s own particular ping signature could it be identified? You could possibly determine what particular ping stayed in the area that early afternoon to night. The phone has it’s own signature that a cell provider can identify the owner of the phone. The question would be did the killer or killers have a phone with them.

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