They never returned home.
Their bodies were discovered on Valentine's Day morning, sparking a torrent of news coverage and social media speculation that engrossed the attention of people around the world.
A grainy photo of the suspected killer walking across the bridge and a chilling cellphone recording of his voice saying "down the hill" captured the public's attention. Numerous possible suspects were brought to the attention of the authorities but dismissed, leaving everyone wondering who could have committed such a heinous crime.
Author Nic Edwards, host of the wildly popular True Crime Garage podcast, was fascinated by the case and for years conducted his own extensive research and commentary. As such he was able to dissect the investigation that included an extensive list of possible suspects, such as a hatchet-wielding lunatic, a kidnapper with unusual tattoos, a murderous pastor, a rapist, and a father and son catfishing team.
Then in late October 2022, local pharmacy technician Richard Allen was charged with the murders. His arrest raised multiple questions about how he was able to evade law enforcement so long and what motivated him to commit such a horrific crime.
In THE DELPHI MURDERS: The Quest To Find ‘The Man On The Bridge’, Edwards and his bestselling co-author Brian Whitney (YOU HAVE A VERY SOFT VOICE, SUSAN) provide a detailed account of the investigation from the day the girls’ bodies were found to the events leading up to Allen's arrest and unique insight into the minds of the killer and those who worked tirelessly to bring him to justice.
About The Authors
Nic Edwards is an ardent victim rights advocate, a crime researcher and writer, and the co-host of the globally popular True Crime Garage Podcast. He is a founding board member of The Porchlight Project, an Ohio-based nonprofit providing free private investigation, DNA testing, and media support for unsolved cases of abduction and murder. He's also on the board of All the Lost Girls, a nonprofit seeking justice for female strangulation cold cases in the US. Since 2014, Nic has contributed to and sponsored the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Brian Whitney is a versatile writer, prisoner advocate, landscaper, and homeless outreach worker. He has written or co-authored books, including THE SUPREME GENTLEMAN KILLER and MY SON THE KILLER. His work has been featured by various media outlets, including Newsweek, Esquire, GQ, and Inside Edition, and he has been a guest on popular shows like Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz. Brian appeared at CrimeCon in 2019, cementing his status as a true crime expert.