Photo shows daughter of arrested Delphi Bridge suspect in SAME spot where vics took snap of killer
A chilling picture shows the daughter of the man arrested in connection to the Delphi bridge murders posing in the same spot where the teenage victims were last seen alive.
The photo shows Brittany Zapanta, 28 – the daughter of Richard Allen, 50, on the Manon high bridge in the woods outside Delphi, Indiana.
It was posted to Facebook by Allen’s wife Kathy, 50, in 2018 – just over a year after the girls disappeared in February 2017.
That is the exact location where Libby German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, filmed an unidentified man approaching them on the day of their February 2017 deaths
He has long been presumed to be their killer.
Neither Brittany nor Kathy is suspected of having any connection to the killings, and there’s no suggestion either woman knew of Allen’s alleged links to the murders.
Allen has been booked into jail, but no details of any charges made against him have been shared. A press conference is expected Monday morning.
Libby also shared a snap of herself walking along the same railroad tracks on the day of her murder, with the Snapchat updates causing a sensation that made the case one of the United States’ most notorious unsolved murders.
The girls’ bloodied bodies were found about a half mile from the bridge. Allen was arrested on Friday in connection to the murders – the first big break in the case.
The photo of Allen’s daughter, 28-year-old Brittany, was posted to Facebook by his wife Kathy, 50, in 2018 – just over a year after the girls disappeared in February, 2017
Libby German was filmed by her friend and fellow victim Abigail Williams in February, 2017, moments before they were murdered –
The suspect, 50-year-old Richard Allen, was booked in Indiana around midnight Friday – though it remains unclear what exactly he has been charged with
Abigail Williams, left, and Liberty German, right, were murdered in February 2017 after going for a walk. No one has ever been arrested for the 14-year-old girls’ murders
After news of Allen’s arrest broke on Friday, another disturbing photo of the possible perp emerged and began to circulate online.
The shot showed Allen smiling with his wife, while in the background over his shoulder – mere feet away – a police sketch of of the Delphi murder suspect could be seen posted by a notice board on the wall.
It is unclear when and where the photo was taken. The version of the suspect sketch in the image was not released until April 2019, so the photo would have been taken at least two years after the murders.
Since Allen’s arrest, it was also revealed that his home was less than two miles from the Delphi train bridge where Williams and German were last seen alive.
Indiana State Police said in February they knew who killed the girls, but that they had insufficient evidence to make an arrest. It is unclear whether they were referring to Allen or not.
The arrest of Allen could be the end of a years-long investigation during which numerous possible leads have led nowhere, and police have remained tight-lipped about details of the case.
Exactly how the girls died remains unknown to the public, and the state their bodies were discovered in also remains shrouded in mystery.
Over the summer, the details of a search warrant revealed that Libby and Abigail were found covered in blood, and that their killer appeared to have taken a souvenir of some sort from the murder site.
The warrant, obtained by the Murder Sheet podcast and released to Indianapolis FOX59, offered no further detail on what the souvenir was, although it did say that ‘the rest of [the girls’] clothing was recovered,’ implying that the killer had taken something they’d been wearing.
And sickeningly, the murderer ‘staged’ the girls’ bodies in a particular way after killing them, although it remains unclear exactly how he did this.
Investigators also believed photographs or videos were likely shot of the grotesque set-up to ‘memorialize’ the crime scene.
The photo shows Richard Allen, 50, smiling with his wife while over his shoulder a police sketch strongly resembling him is posted on the wall
This is the sketch Allen was photographed sitting close to. It is one of several released following the February 2017 murders of
Since Allen’s arrest, it was also revealed that his home was less than two miles from the Delphi train bridge where Williams and German were last seen alive. It would have taken Allen about five minutes to drive from his home to the bridge
The 2017 murder of Abby and Libby became notorious after investigators released chilling footage the girls recorded of a man following and approaching them across the Manon High Bridge.
A heavily-built man in jeans and a blue jacket could be seen approaching the girls, and in a brief snippet of audio that was released the man could be heard saying ‘Down the hill’ to the girls.
The full clip is reportedly 43 seconds long, but its contents are believed to be too disturbing to share in full.
The voice in the clip was described as being ‘not inconsistent’ with that of Logan, the FBI investigation concluded. A brief clip of the man walking towards the girls on the Monon High Bridge Trail was released too.
The man Libby and Abigail filmed approaching them who has long been presumed to be their killer
Richard Allen and his wife Kathy. Allen was arrested on Friday in connection to the Delphi murders
Allen pictured alongside his wife. A press conference related to the arrest is expected Monday morning
Over the years numerous people have have been put forth as possible suspects in the case.
Ron Logan, who died in 2020, had long been put forward as a prime suspect. The girls bodies were discovered on his property – just 1,400 from his house – and it was revealed over the summer that his alibi for the day of the murder did not line up.
His home was searched and he was arrested shortly after the killings, but he was released and never charged.
Kegan Kline, 27, of Peru, Indiana, was also named as a suspect in the murders.
He is said to have admitted talking to Libby German using a fake Instagram profile called Anthony_shots.
Kline – who is heavy-set and pasty-faced – used an image of a ripped and muscular young man to trick underage girls into speaking to him.
Kline is said to have arranged to meet with Libby on the Delphi High Bridge the day before she was murdered while walking along it.
But he is also said to have shared his Anthony_shots password with others – including his father – and said his dad could be a prime suspect in the killings.
Kline is being held in jail after being arrested on separate child porn charges in 2020. Neither he nor his father have been arrested over the Delphi Bridge killings.