This week’s Murder Sheet podcast details the FBI’s gross mishandling of allegations against Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics by agents working out of its Indianapolis field office. These are some of the same agents who were on the scene in Delphi at the very earliest stages of the investigation into the murder of Abigail Williams and Liberty German. According to details released in the podcast, a law enforcement source revealed that “the FBI was in charge of obtaining relevant surveillance from local establishments.” These establishments included a Marathon gas station. At the 31:16 mark, podcasters drop this large, steaming matzah ball into the proceedings: “As it turned out, our sources tell us, Kegan Kline had searched for the location of the Marathon Gas station in Delphi on the day of the murders.” The Murder Sheet podcasters go on to detail how the FBI failed to obtain the surveillance footage from the Marathon Gas station, thus eliminating any opportunity to discover whether or not it contained any footage relevant to the investigation. Could someone resembling Kline or bridge guy have appeared on that footage?
As if Kegan Kline didn’t have enough explaining to do regarding the stack of “coincidences” linking him to Liberty German, or his strange and incriminating online behavior around the time of the murders, now we find out that he or his device is searching a Delphi location the day of the murders. Of course, there could be a perfectly reasonable explanation involving Kegan falling asleep super stoned and his Las Vegas buddy commandeering his device. It isn’t hard to imagine Kline spinning some improbable sequence of events. However, it would be interesting to know when on that day the search took place. Is the search done around the time of communication with Liberty German? Is the search done around the time of the murders? Could the search have been involved in the planning of the crime, or could it have been connected to the commission of the crime? Maybe it’s just a big nothing matzah ball.
It is still hard to imagine Kegan Kline as the perpetrator of these murders. He doesn’t resemble bridge guy and he appears incapable of the physicality required to carry out the attack. It seems more likely someone else is accessing his device, or he is conducting these incriminating communications and searches at the behest of another. Regardless, the more details that come out, the more it appears Kegan Kline is the key to unraveling this case and identifying bridge guy once and for all.