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Authorities search Utica, IN in case of accused killer

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UTICA, IND. (WDRB) -- Authorities used a search dog to scour a section of the bank along the Ohio River investigating a lead. The detectives were there acting on information from accused serial killer William "Clyde" Gibson, a source told WDRB News.

Some neighbors even claim to have spotted Gibson in handcuffs with police on Monday afternoon.

Keith Pryor noticed authorities during his walk near his house but said he didn't notice Gibson.

"I noticed that there was something strange about it. The vehicle had K-9 on the back of it. They were out directing traffic and they had a k-9 unit out there looking around," said Pryor. "My wife is really concerned about it. It creeped her out that he was out there because we walk this road all the time."

Gibson's New Albany home has become a bit of a macabre tourist attraction. The registered sex offender has a lengthy criminal history that dates back years. In 2007, he was convicted of auto theft, and stealing a woman's purse. Before that, there were charges of theft, fleeing police and driving while intoxicated.

Police and the FBI are now looking into other cases that might involve Gibson. And court records show know he once travelled the state as a tree trimmer and struggled with alcohol and drug abuse.

"In fact, he even told me that when he would drink, that's when he would do the bad stuff," said his long-time neighbor Mike Anders.

Gibson remains jailed charged with the murders of Christine Whitis and Karen Hodella. Authorities plan to also charge him with the murder of Stephanie Kirk, whose body was found in Gibson's backyard more than a week ago.

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