14 episodes

Abby and Libby - 2 young girls murdered. Investigators are searching for the killer using their biggest clue: a recording of his voice from one of the victims' phones ordering the girls Down the Hill. Almost three years later, it's a mystery that still haunts the small town of Delphi, Indiana while police say the killer may walk among them.

Down The Hill: The Delphi Murders HLN

    • True Crime
    • 3.7 • 10.4K Ratings

Abby and Libby - 2 young girls murdered. Investigators are searching for the killer using their biggest clue: a recording of his voice from one of the victims' phones ordering the girls Down the Hill. Almost three years later, it's a mystery that still haunts the small town of Delphi, Indiana while police say the killer may walk among them.

    Chapter 1: A Walk On The Bridge

    Chapter 1: A Walk On The Bridge

    When Abigail Williams, 13 and Liberty German, 14 go for a walk in the woods of Delphi, Indiana a series of events are kicked off that, over the next 20 hours, will set off a massive search and send families into panic.To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    • 53 min
    Chapter 2: The Day Delphi Changed

    Chapter 2: The Day Delphi Changed

    As the search for Abby Williams and Libby German ends at a crime scene, the reality of what's happened is worse than anyone could have imagined. A massive law enforcement presence arrives, and a double murder investigation begins.To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Chapter 3: A Picture & A Search Warrant

    Chapter 3: A Picture & A Search Warrant

    As the investigation forges ahead, two pictures emerge from the day of the murders: one of Abby on the bridge, taken shortly before the crime, and another of an unidentified man on the bridge, who police say they'd like to talk to. All while law enforcement swarms a property outside of town.To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    • 47 min
    Chapter 4: Three Words

    Chapter 4: Three Words

    More than a week after the murders, police hold a news conference that offers up new information and new evidence. But information designed to help, only deepens the mystery of what happened, and spooks everyone.To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    • 47 min
    Chapter 5: Signatures

    Chapter 5: Signatures

    In February 2017, Robert Ives was the prosecuting attorney in Carroll County, IN. His perspective of the crime scene, and understanding of what happened, casts some brand new light on the murders of Abby & Libby.To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    • 34 min
    Chapter 6: A Walk In The Woods

    Chapter 6: A Walk In The Woods

    To get a better understanding of what happened that day, the team goes to Delphi to walk the trail, stand at the bridge, and explore where - and how - it all happened.To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
10.4K Ratings

10.4K Ratings

Brewster's Story ,

Covering trial

I hope you come out with more episodes and cover the trial!

MLucanus ,

Slow, poor journalism

The journalists involved in this podcast are very light on sources, relying most heavily on interviewing police and police materials. Since the police in this case have been notoriously tight-lipped and reluctant to release any details, that leaves for very thin material spread out over way too many episodes. Worse, the hosts are incredibly eager to back up police narratives and justifications. The police themselves all but admit that there is overwhelming evidence, but that they are ill-equipped to solve a murder that does not involve obvious suspects. The hosts offer no criticisms or pushbacks. Beyond that, several times they often flirt with suggesting broad deteriorations of privacy rights and civil liberties to facilitate dragnets and search warrants without probable cause, rather than ask the obvious question: shouldn't competent detectives, with photos, video, and audio of the killer, in a small town, be able to solve this without these extreme measures?

As a podcast, even without ethical questions or objections to journalistic methods, the thing just drags on and on with few compelling breakthroughs. Most of the podcast is the two hosts giving basic and common sense play by plays of city and police press conferences. Episodes promoted as shocking breakthroughs (like 5) end up being nothing at all.

This is a tragic story, and the investigation could be pushed harder by serious, critical journalists. But we don't get any of that here.

kim night ,

Slow… should have been 3 episodes

Tragic loss of 2 young girls. It’s an interesting case given the circumstances with the photo and video. The podcast itself is high quality, but the details about the case in the podcast is no more than one could read in a single paragraph about the case. Given that the podcast is 8-9 episodes means it’s very slow. About half way through I started listening to it sped up. The show hosts spend more time talking about someone’s reaction to a single word or statement or even a reaction to a reaction that makes it feel like they’re just trying to fill time. I think it’s great to continually bring attention to unsolved cases as long as they’re respectful to the families so in that regard they did a good job. This just isn’t a podcast that I would highly recommend.

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