Sunday, April 29, 2012

William 'Clyde' Gibson held in connection in the murders of two women as More human Remains are discovered in his backyard

Authorities said they have dug up human remains in the backyard of a southern Indiana man who is suspected of killing two women a decade apart.

Police found the remains of what they believe is a third victim late on Friday night at the New Albany home of 54-year-old William 'Clyde' Gibson III, a convicted sex offender.

The remains were later identified as those of Stephanie Marie Kirk, 35, of Charleston, Indiana, WDRB.com reported.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said told the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, that the remains may have been there for weeks or months.

Her exact cause of death is still under investigation, authorities said.

'The fact is it is a serious matter,' Mr Henderson told the News and Tribune of Jeffersonville. 'We do have three individuals at this point.'

Henderson didn't reply to a phone message left at his office on Saturday.

Gibson is being held without bond at the Floyd County Jail in connection with the deaths of two women.

Christine Whitis, 75, of Clarksville, was found strangled in Gibson's home last week, and Karen Hodella, 44, a hairdresser from Florida, was discovered near the Ohio River in Clarksville in January 2003. Read More