Family of man being eyed as suspect in 2017 Delphi railtrack murders speak out

James Chadwell II, 42, (in mug) is accused of luring a 9-year-old girl into his home on April 19 before attacking, strangling and sexually assaulting her. His own brother now claims he could be capable

James Chadwell II, 42, (in mug) is accused of luring a 9-year-old girl into his home on April 19 before attacking, strangling and sexually assaulting her. His own brother now claims he could be capable 

A man being eyed over the unsolved unsolved murders of two teenage girls in Delphi, Indiana was 'absolutely capable' of committing the horrific crimes, his own brother says. 

Detectives last week confirmed they are 'looking into' 42-year-old James Chadwell II in relation to the deaths of 13-year-old Abigail 'Abby' Williams and 14-year-old Liberty 'Libby' German in 2017. 

The girls went missing on February 13 of that year while hiking along the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi, and their bodies were discovered in nearby woods the following day. 

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The case has baffled investigators and remains unsolved after four years, but detectives have declared they are now examining Chadwell after he was arrested over an unrelated crime in Indiana last month. 

On April 19 this year, Chadwell is accused of luring a 9-year-old girl into his home in Lafayette to pet his dogs. He then allegedly took her down to his basement where he attacked, strangled and sexually assaulted her before she was rescued by police. 

The attack took place just 20 miles away from Williams and German were found dead four years ago. 

Now, in an exclusive interview with Inside Edition, Chadwell's family members say its possible that he could have killed the teenage girls four years ago.  

Police investigating the unsolved 2017 murders of Libby German (left) and Abby Williams (right) in Delphi, Indiana, have confirmed they are 'looking into' Chadwell

Police investigating the unsolved 2017 murders of Libby German (left) and Abby Williams (right) in Delphi, Indiana, have confirmed they are 'looking into' Chadwell 

Libby German posted this photo of Abby Williams on Snapchat as they walked along an abandoned railroad bridge hours before they vanished

Libby German posted this photo of Abby Williams on as they walked along an abandoned railroad bridge hours before they vanished

Brother Ashley Chadwell told the program on Tuesday: “Do I think that he's capable of that kind of crime? Absolutely, absolutely.'

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Ashley Chadwell claims his brother even  tried to drown him when he was a child. 

'He's shown numerous times not only to his friends, but his family as well that he has that kind of evil streak to him,' he stated. 

'He’s a monster. He’s an absolute evil person.'

Chadwell has been in and out of prison since he was a teenager. 

Ashley Chadwell said his brother 'should be locked up and never let loose again, because he’s a monster'.

Meanwhile, Chadwell's own stepfather also told Inside Edition that his stepson could be responsible for the double murders. 

'Is he capable? Probably. And you know, should they let him back out on the street? Not ever. Throw away the key this time,' he stated. 

Chadwell's brother, Ashley

Chadwell's own stepfather says his stepson could have killed Libby German and Abby Williams in 2017

Chadwell's own brother (left) and stepfather (right) say he could have killed Libby German and Abby Williams in 2017 

Last week, local sheriff Tobe Leazenby told

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