During the past week, a great deal of new information has emerged regarding the Delphi murder investigation. We learned that the Indiana State Police briefly took custody of Kegan Kline, for what purpose we do not know. However, around the time this was occurring, a search of the Wabash River ensued in an area of Peru near where Kegan Kline lived with his father at the time of the murders. We also found out that Kline is currently in negotiations with prosecutors regarding the numerous charges that are currently leveled against him. All of this leads many to speculate that he may be cooperating with authorities in the Delphi investigation.
However, the first piece of information to drop, the big steaming matzah ball served up for public consumption by the Murder Sheet podcast that kicked off this latest round of discussion, revealed that “Kegan Kline had searched for the location of the Marathon Gas station in Delphi on the day of the murders.” This information set off a frenzy of speculation regarding what significance the Marathon Gas station might hold in the investigation. Of course, it is impossible to know and any guess is bound to be way off base, but there are a few things we can deduce. We know that Kegan Kline’s phone was in Peru at a location on Country Club Road around the time of the murders. In the interrogation transcript, investigators indicate that they do not believe that Kline committed the murders. Sure, they could have been blowing smoke up his fat, lying ass, but it is generally assumed that, while he possesses some knowledge of the crime, he is not the perpetrator.
It seems reasonable to speculate that someone planning to commit an act like this would probably not carry with him a device that could potentially be tracked at a later date. A cellphone with Google Maps would likely be left behind by the perpetrator. He probably wouldn’t even want to drive a newer vehicle with some sophisticated onboard computer. The perp has knowledge that the girls are going to be at the bridge, because he has obtained the information through either Kegan Kline or Kegan Kline’s device. The predator drives to Delphi without a smart device. It’s easy to find, he knows how to get there. Maybe he’s been there before. However, once in Delphi, he is unsure of the location of the Monon High Bridge, or he has questions. Obviously, he’s not going to ask any locals for information or directions, because he knows what he is about to do, and he doesn’t want to present himself to a local resident as the stranger in town looking for what is about to become the site of a heinous crime. He needs to talk to Kegan. He looks for a payphone. He finds one at a gas station nearby. He places a call to Kegan and gives his location, prompting Kegan’s search for the Marathon Gas station. Kegan then gives him directions to the Monon High Bridge.
Obviously, there are countless possibilities why Kegan Kline searched for the location of the Marathon Gas station on the day of the murders. The one just presented, while plausible, is almost certainly not the correct one. Additionally, the news that the FBI failed to obtain security footage from the gas station is extremely disappointing, but seems about right for this case. An unseen predator walks in and out of the crime scene area and no reliable description or likeness can be obtained. The monster is caught on video, but the image is so grainy that still very little can be known for sure about his appearance. And now it’s possible he may have been at a location where he could have been captured on security video, but instead he again eludes investigators. At times this predator seems like a shifting spirit of evil formed in the darkest corners of the internet, manifesting as a figure of terror on a bridge. However, the picture seems to be getting clearer and investigators appear to be closing in. Hopefully soon, there will be resolution and justice for the families of those two innocent children of Delphi.