James Renner

Journalist. Palindrome. Writer.

Virtually a Detective, Case 101: DELPHI

Join journalist James Renner as he travels to Delphi, Indiana, in search of a killer.

On Valentine’s Day, 2017, the bodies of Abby Williams and Libby German were found off a popular trail in the woods of Delphi. Libby had the piece of mind to photograph her attacker and capture his voice on her Snapchat app. However, he has yet to be identified.

Virtually a Detective is a new experience in true crime – not a podcast, not really a documentary, it’s a fully-immersive 3-D experience that allows the viewer to travel with James as he speaks to the friends and family of the girls, as well as detectives, culminating in a journey to the sight of the abduction.

A new episode will be released every day on Renner’s YouTube Channel.

Here are the links to the first videos you can watch, today:

The Prologue

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

Tune in!



  1. It always amazes me when you come out with something new. It is always something I’ve been watching, too. Thanks for doing the work I wish I could do! I enjoy your writing very much.

  2. Naptime Nancy Drew

    September 5, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Right up my alley! This is great, thank you!

  3. Very cool! I hope the loser is caught soon!

  4. Go James, Go. Thank you for what you do. This is great

  5. Very interesting. I sure hope they make an arrest soon for the families sakes.

  6. I hope he is arrested very soon. Such a sad case.

  7. Glad you are on it. This case seems to be turning cold. Interesting to see U meet family & get your take as Germans r unemotional whereas Williams is the opposite!

  8. This is great,thank you for bringing more insight and focus on this heartbreaking case.

  9. I’m glad you are bringing new attention to this case. Nice to see the families seem to be receptive to you. As someone that has followed this case from the beginning, I will stay tuned to see if this brings about any new developments. Please talk to locals, even randomly. Ask about rumors that people have over heard. I would also try to see if the funeral homes that served the families would be willing to talk to you. Even just to get their perspective of what it was like to have to handle such a deviststing and high profile case like this.

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