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Police ask FBI profilers to assist in William Gibson investigation

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The New Albany Police department is asking the feds for help in the investigation of William Clyde Gibson.

Gibson, a registered sex offender, has already been charged in two murders and could be charged with a third. He's been charged with the murder of 75-year-old Christine Whitis on April 19, as well as the October 2002 death of 45-year-old Karen Hodella.

Gibson was arrested last month after Whitis' body was discovered inside his home on Woodbourne Drive in New Albany. 

On Friday, authorities say they found the body of 35-year-old Stephanie Kirk, a Charlestown, Ind. woman, in Gibson's back yard. Kirk had been missing for about a month.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson has said he will not charge Gibson with Kirk's murder until her cause of death has been released.

In a press release distributed on Tuesday, the New Albany Police Department announced that it has contacted the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) to ask for assistance in the murder investigation.

According to the FBI's Web site, BAU investigators attempt to get inside the minds of criminals.

"This work involves reviewing and assessing the facts of a criminal act, interpreting offender behavior, and interaction with victims," the site indicates. "Their work attempts to shed light into the how and why of the crime, the extent and level of pre-planning involved, and the future implications such as whether or not it inspires copycats. The BAU conducts detailed analysis of crimes which can be used to assist investigators. They can offer investigative suggestions, interview strategies, search warrant assistance, and expert testimony."

Stay with WDRB.com for continuing coverage on the Gibson investigation.

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