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Detectives use radar at home of accused killer

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NEW ALBANY, IN (WDRB) -- Detectives used a ground penetrating radar to search the yard of accused serial killer William "Clyde" Gibson Monday - marking another day of investigating at this New Albany home.

A source tells WDRB News detectives found a new location in the yard of interest – an area separate from where the body of 35-year old Stephanie Kirk was discovered several days ago.

The radar device, which looks like a small push lawnmower, sends radio waves that can help determine if anything is underground or if layers of earth have recently been disturbed.

So far, it's unclear when or if detectives will dig again.

"I think we are just starting. I think they'll start digging but this is just the beginning - this is the long haul for this," said neighbor Melodie Shultz.

Shultz says police have told her very little. She's known Gibson all her life. She described him as a "nice" person who was often quiet but would help his neighbors. She said he was "mischievous" in his teenage years.

"I was really surprised when I found out what was buried in the backyard. That was very shocking. I didn't think even him would be capable of that," said Gibson.

Gibson has yet to be formally charged with the murder of Kirk. He is charged with the recent murder of 75-year old Christine Whitis and 44-year old Karen Hodella from 2002.

Hodella's daughter Michelle Rucker spoke to us by phone

"It's literally worse than when I got that call that she was murdered," Rucker said. If the case goes to trial, Rucker says she wants to speak with Gibson.

"I want to talk to the man. I want to know how he killed my mother and why. I want to know. I don't know anything. I feel ten times worse than I did the last ten years."

The Floyd County prosecutor's office offered no updates on Monday.

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