Another fake profile linked to the Delphi murders of 2 teenagers

DELPHI, Ind. (WXIN) – Investigators are seeking guidance in the 2017 murder of two girls from Delphi, Indiana, after a new social media profile linked to a potential suspect surfaced.

The account, created under the name “anthony_shots”, may contain responses to the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German. On February 13, 2017, the two best friends went for a walk on the remote historic trails of Delphi, Indiana.

The next day, their bodies were found. For years, the best evidence police had of the girl’s killer came from video on Libby’s cellphone which captured both an image of a man approaching her on the High Bridge and a recording as the man told the girls to come down the hill.

Several suspects have emerged over the past five years, but it is in interviews with the most recent potential suspect that answers to the cold case may take shape. In August 2020, 27-year-old Kegan Kline from Peru was arrested on 30 counts of child solicitation, child exploitation and possession of child pornography.

But for Libby, Kline may have been known by another name: her online persona Anthony Shots, the social media account that used fake photos of a male model to solicit nude photos of teenage girls between 2016 and 2017. Kline admitted to monitoring the anthony_shots account. was used to talk to underage girls. He told police he would find girls, both people he knew and didn’t know, on Instagram and ask them to message him on Snapchat or other apps.

Transcripts of an interview police had with Kline reveal the account was interacting with Libby German on the day she and Abby Williams were killed. Also in the transcripts, Kline said he gave the account password “to a lot of people.” In another interview, Kline said her father had access to the account.

On Monday, Indiana State Police said investigators are looking to expand the list of social media apps used by “anthony_shots.”

The Delphi Double Homicide Task Force says the profile was used on the social media platform formerly called Yellow. It is now called Yubo.

This app was designed as a social networking site to make new friends online when it was launched in 2017. However, The Irish Times reports that it has been criticized by child protection experts who say it dubbed it ‘Tinder for kids’, warning it could be a potential ‘free-for-all’ for sexual predators. It has since been rebranded as Yubo.

The task force asks anyone who has contacted the anthony_shots profile on the app to contact the task force at abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com or 765-822-3535.

Kline has not been criminally charged in connection with the murders and ISP has not said he is a suspect.

Andy Koval of WGN contributed to this report.


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