Latest: Attorney says man not involved in deaths of two girls.
DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the killings of two northern Indiana teenage girls:
An attorney for an Indiana man who owns the land where two teenage girls were found slain says his client wasn’t involved in the killings.
Investigators served a search warrant Friday at the home and Delphi-area property of 77-year-old Ronald Logan.
Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby (tohb LEHZ’-ehn-BEE’) stressed that Logan isn’t considered a suspect in the killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. The Delphi girls’ bodies were found Feb. 14 on the edge of Logan’s property.
The Lafayette Journal and Courier reports that Logan’s attorney, Andrew A. Achey, released a statement Friday on Logan’s behalf, saying that Logan “had no involvement in this heinous crime” and maintains his innocence.
The statement said Logan urges anyone with information about the killings to contact police.
Indiana authorities are searching the home and property of a man who owns the land where the bodies of two slain teenage girls were found last month.
Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby says investigators obtained and served a search warrant Friday at the property as they follow up on thousands of tips they’ve received.
He stresses that 77-year-old landowner Ronald Logan isn’t considered a suspect in the killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. The Delphi teens’ bodies were found Feb. 14, a day after they vanished while hiking.
Logan was arrested last Saturday on probation violations in a previous conviction for driving under the influence.
State Police Sgt. Kim Riley says authorities previously searched a rugged, wooded area of Logan’s property where the bodies were found.
This update has been corrected to show that Logan is 77, not 70.
Indiana authorities say investigations into the killing of two teenage girls have led to 13 arrests, but that none of them are linked to the slayings.
State Police Sgt. Kim Riley tells WLFI-TV those arrests were based on pending warrants all unrelated to the slayings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.
Police have questioned more than 300 people in the killings based on over 13,000 tips from the public.
Riley says some people questioned by investigators haven’t been truthful because they have criminal records.
That’s forced police to devote time to clearing them as potential suspects in the killings.
The teens were found slain Feb. 14, a day after they vanished while hiking on trails near Delphi, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.