Indiana State Police are looking deeper into the anthony_shots profile and any connection an individual using the account may have had with Abigail Williams and Liberty German, two teen girls whose bodies were found near the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi in February of 2017.
Investigators with the Delphi Double Homicide Task Force want to expand the list of social media applications used by an individual who went by the name anthony_shots online. In a release from April 11, ISP said they are looking at a connection between the anthony_shots profile and the app Yubo, formerly known as Twelve.
“If you or someone you know communicated with the profile, anthony_shots on the social media application called Yellow, currently known as Yubo, please contact law enforcement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-822-3535,” police released in a statement on April 11.
Yubo is a French social live-streaming platform “that celebrates the true essence of being young,” according to their website. The app’s creators boast, “We inspire a new generation to be themselves – Yubo is a place where anyone can belong, feel safe, and hang out.”
Yubo launched in 2015 as the Twelve app. The app allows users to create video live streams with up to 10 friends.
“Our goal is to create a safe and fun virtual space by providing a trusted social platform for our community. Yubo makes it easy to connect with whoever from wherever – it’s a space for all of us and all of you,” the app’s website states.
Williams and German were killed near the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi in February of 2017. For five years ISP has continued to investigate the case. Recently, police asked the public to focus on the most recent sketch of an individual German videotaped on the bridge the day the girls went missing. A sketch and video, as well as audio, were released by ISP. Police say the community should look at how the man walks and listen to how he speaks.
Recently, the podcast “The Murder Sheet” released transcripts from a police interview with Keagan Kline. Kline is being held in child exploitation and child pornography cases in Miami County. The case is unrelated to the Delphi case.
The transcript, dated Aug. 19, 2020, reveals that someone using the anthony_ shots social media profile had communicated with the girls at 8 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2017, the day they went missing.
Kline is the alleged owner of the social media profile of anthony_ shots. He allegedly created the account using images of a male model with expensive automobiles and used it from 2016 to 2017 to solicit young girls for nude photos, according to police.
During the interview, investigators tell Kline, “Anthony Shots communicated with Liberty German. And it’s a fact that it wasn’t just for a few hours at a sleepover . . . it’s a fact that you’re communicating to her multiple days at a time, just like other girls that you were talking to, including up to the day that she went missing, right before.”
Kline denied the allegations. During the August 2020 interview, Kline told investigators that during a 2017 police interview, “They tell me I killed two people. I failed the polygraph . . .”
The transcripts also reveal that someone using the anthony_ shots profile was communicating with a friend of Liberty German. After German and Williams were reported missing, the girl spoke to the anthony_ shots profile and told an individual using the profile that Liberty told her she was meeting with “Anthony Shots.” The individual using the profile told the girl that Liberty never showed up.
Police repeatedly ask Kline who would have had access to his electronic devices leading up to them being seized by police in late February of 2017.
Investigators would like any individual that communicated with, met or attempted to meet the anthony_shots profile to contact law enforcement by utilizing the tip email/phone number email@example.com or 765-822-3535.
“Please provide as much information as you possibly can. For example, when you communicated with anthony_shots, how you communicated with the profile, what social media applications the account used, and if anthony_shots attempted to meet you or obtain your address. If you have saved images or conversations with the anthony_shots profile, please attach them to your email,” ISP Public Information Officer Sgt. Jeremy Piers said.