The Case for Linking the Delphi Murders with the Evansdale Murders

Note to commenters: Please stop referring to Unsub as a pedophile. He may well be one, but that’s something that can be determined from this crime as it was not a pedophilic offense. Instead, this was a hebephilic offense. And the perpetrator could certainly be seen as a hebephile, although he’s not necessarily one. If you want to refer to the nature of the offense, use the word hebephilic instead of pedophilic. If you wish to refer to Unsub’s paraphilia, please refer to him as a hebephile and not a pedophile.

Thank you so much for this. I am getting tired of words being misused. And now we are being scientific on the board.

Note 2 to commenters: I am really getting sick and tired of saying this, but most of the material below is made up of rumors and my own opinions and theories. None of that is represented as fact. The only thing that is represented as fact as statements sourced from LE or the media.

And incidentally, the way I wrote up the case is precisely how detectives work a case. Detectives do not work cases using the scientific method. If they did, they would hardly solve one case. It’s more “We believe this for now…this is true for now…at the moment, this is what we think happened…we believe…” They are throwing out endless theories about what really happened and accepting them as (temporary) facts. They are then continuously revising and throwing out theories and creating new ones.

Being  a detective is about being wrong. Not just once, but being wrong over and over so many times your head will want to come off. If you can’t handle being wrong, then detective work is surely not for you. Finally detectives arrive at enough information to file a case against someone, but a lot of that is not factual either. They believe he did the crime. They believe that this, that, or the other happened with no way to really prove it – it’s just what they conjecture.

If he is convicted, then the theory that he did the crime is validated as fact, but I am not sure what other evidence is. And even court decisions are not scientific fact because they get overturned all the time. There are not a whole lot of 100% certain, clear scientific facts in LE work, detective work on the judicial system itself. A good portion of the decisions made turn out to be theories, temporary but unstable facts, beliefs, hunches and guesswork, all represented as fact in the court.

If you have issues with theories, opinions and what not, just quit reading and get the Hell off my site right now and never come back. I am really getting sick and tired of this BS.

The Case for Unsub Involvement in Both the Delphi and Evansdale Murders

I believe the Delphi, Indiana double homicide Unsub was involved in the Evansdale, Iowa double homicide of two girls aged 8-10. They also disappeared in the woods in a park named after five bridges, which are all in the park. There may be railroad bridges there also. They were also found by a stream as in this case. They were dumped in another regional park 20 miles away.  The bodies were discovered in very poor condition near a stream. The bodies were in such poor condition that there was no way to determine whether the girls had been sexually abused. Neither was it possible to determine mode of killing.

However, if the MO in Delphi was throat-slitting, perhaps it was in Evansdale also. As at least one of the Delphi girls was raped, the Evansdale girls were probably sexually abused too. As Unsub is a pedophile, it makes little sense for him to abduct girls only to murder them. His primary motivation in these crimes is sexual and sexual assault is surely a necessary factor in his attacks. He is also motivated by homicidal tendencies. I believe he kills the girls for a sadistic thrill rather than to get rid of witnesses. Part of the whole reason for abducting the girls is to kill them.

Here are the commonalities between the two cases:

  • Bridges, especially railroad bridges.
  • Bodies of water, especially streams.
  • Small regional parks with the above in them.
  • Young girls aged 8-14.
  • Pairs of girls.
  • Attacks occur on the 13th of the month, perhaps because 13 is an unlucky number. So it’s the “unlucky day” for the girls who his victims. He thinks this is funny as he has a sick sense of humor.
  • Same general region of Iowa and Indiana, about 350 miles east to west.
  • Body dumps near streams
  • Probable rape or sexual abuse in both cases. Present at Delphi, probable at Evanston.

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33 Comments

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33 responses to “The Case for Linking the Delphi Murders with the Evansdale Murders

  1. Leah spears

    My husband and I were just talking. He suggests the killer (s) could have took them back to spot by canoe. How else could they have gotten back to the spot if no vehicle tracks and or evidence of bodies be dragged.
    Someone on search team????

  2. Morgan

    Would your profile of the unsub be an intelligent one? The reason I ask because he seems kind of dumb for lack of a better word. He made a lot of stupid mistakes.

  3. P Drewry

    Do you have any thoughts about geocaching possibly being the setup for the ambush of Libby and Abby?

  4. Nancy D

    Any similarities to the West Memphis 3?

  5. Nicci

    Does anyone know where the 3 original suspects of the west memphis case were those dates since number 32 with the occult.Or followers of damien echols by chance.

  6. Nicci

    I believe they killed those boys.They don’t fit the appearance of delphi suspect.I do believe he might follow echols because it being the 13th and the Iowa and indiana murder dates add up to 32.That is a significant number in the occult.And the water and being near or in woods and the dump site being water also.And the binding too.I did go on echols twitter there is some weird things people write to him.I don’t find it to be by chance he chooses the 13th.It’s definitely in his pattern.I know devil worshippers look up to echols so wouldn’t be shocked if he is on echols social media sites.

    • Wait a minute. How do the Indiana and Iowa murder dates add up to 32? 13 + 14 = 27.

      Can you please link me to Damien Echols’ Twitter?

      • Nicci

        Add up the month off both iowa and indiana both dates and both years the dad of the Iowa girl was on tv watch inside edition clip he mentioned the 32 thing too today.Just google it put in damien echols twitter it will pop up also his Facebook will and instangram account.

  7. Nicci

    2+13+17=32. 7+13+12=32

    • Ricita

      I’ve been trying to look up the significance of the number 32. I’m finding there’s much more about numbers 23 and 33. Do you have any decent links to read about 32?

  8. Rebecca Westgate

    Maybe the murderer lived there as a child or teenager. He seems to know the area well. I wonder how often the girls visited this site. If he knew they would come along eventually.

  9. lee

    someone has to know this killer. it is vital that people still get a look at this person. maybe block out any background and just get the best possible pic of his stature etc. some people do not want involved but they will be held accountable. seems like if there’s Walmart or stores in that area would go through their store videos and look at anyone who bought bullets, tape, any evidence type products before the 13th or even on the 13th. all places have you show id to buy bullets so id ask shops in a hundred mile radius to check videos.the tie plastic cuffs may also be on some video. he might have bought items years ago but it is still worth a try to scan videos. the guy has to eat, housing and drive so he is out there under the guise of blending into the crowd. just look at the recent Walmart video of the teacher who kidnapped his student. you could tell immediately it was him. with this guy
    it will be tougher but just another photo may jar public. more over the people who must know who this guy is but will not come forward. the FBI needs to get this killer on 20/20, 48 hours any show. John Walsh is the best. he knows how these horrid criminals operate but more over can convince public to turn the guy in. there is just no one better to get this guy then John Walsh

  10. Samantha Swan

    Robert Lindsay now that you have learned what geocachong is and that the girls were involved with this sport can you make a connection ?

    • Pam Drewry

      My current opinion is 1) BG used geocaching to get to the girls or
      2) RL was fed up with kids hanging out on his property. He also knew school was out that day. He was ready to go psycho the minute he saw the girls.

      • If GeoCaching was utilized; all you would need to do is search for potential caches hidden in that area to see if it was close to the bridge.

        Could explain why Abby’s head was down if looking for a cache. For anyone who has not participated in this activity; certain caches you are required to have photograph evidence which is sent to the owner of said cache to ascertain a badge.

  11. Tamela

    Please look closer .t.t…lizard lick may be your guy.

  12. The paperboy

    Something to consider if one is going to allow that the killer(s) chose a certain date (the 13th), then there could be no randomness as to the victims. Perpetrator would have to had some measure of foreknowledge that the victims would be in that locale on that day. Since everything points to a degree planning and preparation (ambush), this would make even more sense.

    If this date was chosen by the perpetrator(s), then it would stand to reason that he lured them there or had knowledge they would be there. This implies foreknowledge of the victims personally as well. If he lured them he may have done so by a fake online ID, or they knew him, or he arranged for one of their acquaintances to send them. They may have believed they were going to buy pot and some sort of retribution against them or their families was enacted. If he did not lure them but knew they were going to be there, he would have been informed by social media, an acquaintance of the victims, or if he was known to them and heard them say.

    In any event, it does not seem the sort of place that someone would wait for a random passerby who might present a victim, but admittedly, he could have already scouted and planned out this area and may have been visiting like a hunter each time he went, but that would again rule out the 13th being chosen as a date.

    And that may well be only a coincidence with the Evansdale murders, but the whole evil affair seems to bespeak a person with foreknowledge of the victims and their hiking plan. “Down the hill” sounds like planning, the vehicle theory seems sound. It smells set-up. Also, something in his calculation and demeanor in the photo and the audio seems to suggest a former military or law enforcement background.

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