FBI expands Indiana murder suspect search to southeast Tennessee

Indiana State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other agencies have released a sketch of the suspect believed to have killed two teens. (Indiana State Police)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WTVC) - The FBI has reportedly expanded its search for a murder suspect still on the run from Indiana to include southeast Tennessee.

The Bledsoe County Sheriff's Office shared a post late Sunday night with the suspect's description.

Authorities are looking for this man in connection with the murders last February in Indiana of two teenage girls, Abigail Williams and Liberty German.

The 13- and 14-year-olds were found murdered in a wooded area after they had been dropped off to go hiking on the Delphi Historic Trail on Feb. 13, 2017.

Investigators found their bodies near the banks of a creek and were able to develop a suspect from photo evidence.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10, weighing 180 to 200 pounds, with reddish-brown hair. Investigators are asking anyone with information to call 844-459-5786.

A reward of over $230,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).

The FBI has not provided additional details as to why the search is now in southeastern Tennessee. NewsChannel 9 continues to check and will update you when we get more information.

If you've seen the man who matches the description, call 911 immediately.

Bledsoe County later stressed that the man hasn't been seen in the county recently:

Depend on us to keep you posted.

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