A FORENSIC expert has voiced a chilling theory explaining why the suspected Delphi murderer may have chosen to work in a CVS near the crime.
Former medical examiner Joseph Scott Morgan suggested that working in a pharmacy could have given prime suspect Richard Allen intimate access to the community and a “sick pleasure” while investigators desperately searched for leads in the haunting case.
“When you think about a pharmacist or a pharmacy, they know more about you than you might suspect,” Morgan exclusively told The US Sun.
“They know what kind of meds you’re on, they know when someone in your family is sick, and to kind of layer it on top with this suspect – he’s developing photographs.”
Allen, a 50-year-old father, was arrested last month in a bombshell update in the 2017 Delphi murders probe.
Haunting information has surfaced on the only identified suspect in the murder, including the fact that he has been right beside the crime throughout all these years.
“I think that it is significant that he remained behind in this little town,” Morgan said.
The crime expert said that he did some digging on the location of the CVS where Allen worked, and it was widely accessible to the community.
“In these rural areas, a lot of people depend on a big box store like Walmart in order to get their pharmacy needs met,” he said.
“The closest Walmart’s like 14 plus miles away, but yet right there downtown you have CVS.”
As a certified pharmacy technician in such a conspicuous location, it can be assumed that Allen often interacted with many members of the small community.
In fact, Libby German’s heartbroken grandmother even claimed the suspected killer printed off pictures for her slain granddaughter’s funeral, Acesparks 59 reported.
While these claims have yet to be proven by officials, Morgan said that it could indicate a dark explanation as to why Allen never fled the town.
“When we look at cases like these, you have to think – did he derive some kind of joy from it?” Morgan said.
“Did he hold onto items from that scene?”
Investigators have said that pieces of Libby and Abigail’s clothing were missing when they were discovered.
Officials suspected the killer had taken a souvenir and believed photographs or videos were likely shot of the monstrous set-up to “memorialize” the crime scene.
Morgan continued to theorize on the chilling motivation behind Allen printing photographs for Libby, as the grandmother claimed.
“If he developed those photographs, did he have duplicates? Did he derive some kind of sick pleasure from it?” he asked.
“Those are the questions that law enforcement is going to be asking.”
More haunting clues have surfaced that give an inside look at Allen’s life in Delphi, including a chilling picture of his daughter in what appears to be the exact location where Abby and Libby were last seen.
Another haunting photo was posted by his wife on Facebook which shows the Indiana man smiling excitedly in front of what appears to be a police sketch of the murder suspect.
Morgan commented on this image, saying that it “almost made me want to throw up.”
“There was no blood, no gore involved in that. It was just simply that image of him sitting there with this suspect sketch over his shoulder that just chilled me to the bone,” he said.
Allen’s arrest created a huge stir in the Delphi community, and one CVS employee told The US Sun that they were shocked to hear that he was taken into custody on October 26.
“The people who worked with him had no clue and were just as surprised as everyone else,” the anonymous source said.
“They’re all just really hoping that there’s some kind of a mistake in that it isn’t him.
“But at the same time, if it is him, they hope there is solid proof because everybody wants to see this come to an end. There’s just a lot of mixed emotions.”
This comes after prosecutors made a shocking announcement that they believe Allen “may not be the only suspect” involved in the slayings.
Carroll County Prosecutor Nicholas McLeland argued against unsealing the documents, claiming it would jeopardize the multi-year investigation.
The prosecution apparently believes that Allen is not the only suspect involved in the murders.
“We have good reason to believe that Allen was not alone. That there could be other actors,” McLeland said in court.
McLeland also argued that if an unredacted affidavit was released, witnesses in the investigation could be harassed.
Judge Gull said that she would take the motion to release Allen’s charging documents under advisement.
However, for the time being, the documents will remain sealed and a ruling will be made at a later date.
After the hearing, Allen’s attorney said the revelation of a potential “second suspect” involved in the murders is “news to them.”
“If you read the probable cause affidavit it does not mention anything about any other person,” Attorney Andrew Baldwin said, adding: “That was news to us.”
A bond hearing for Allen was set for February 17, 2023.
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