Investigators of the 2017 murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German in Delphi, Indiana, insist the tragedy has not turned into “a cold case."

Williams and German, who were ages 13 and 14 respectively at the time, disappeared during a hike on Feb. 13, 2017 and were later reported missing. The following day, their bodies were found near the Old Monon High Bridge.

As the fifth anniversary of the Delphi murders nears, police are insisting that the investigation remains ongoing. On Thursday, Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby released a statement addressing the status of the case.

“We continue to diligently seek the justice so honorably owed to Abby, Libby, their respective families, and our dedicated, local community,” Leazenby stated. “To that end, I want to stress that the investigation is still quite active and is NOT a cold case.

"We also continue to encourage the submission of valid and valuable information which will help us to attain the goal of justice for our precious Abby and Libby. Thank you to all who have come alongside us in our ongoing efforts.”

During a new interview with WRTV, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter told the outlet he believes the case could be solved within the next three years or sooner. “Three years, two years 11 months,” he said. “It could be today. We continue to move in a positive direction.”

The update on the case comes about two months after police asked for help from Instagram and Snapchat users for information about a fake profile used by a man to lure young girls. Although the suspect is in custody, police haven’t officially linked him to the Delphi murders case.

While no arrests have been made in the murders of Williams and German, police have released a sketch, photograph, and audio clip of the suspect seeking help from the public.

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In this image, Lake County, Indiana police officers secure the area near the scene of a reported sniper shooting in Hammond, Indiana, July 28, 2006 Scott Olson/Getty Images