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Former murder site being auctioned off next weekend

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NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) - The scene of a deadly crime near Bardstown will soon be in the hands of a new owner.

The home, where a mother and daughter were killed, is about to be auctioned off. On Sunday, a company held an open house for those who might be interested.

The home in Nelson County sits on 1/2 an acre. There are four bedrooms and two full baths.

"Typically in homes like this, it'll be an investor who buys it most of the time," said David Bray with Bray Auction Services. "It'll make a nice starter home for somebody."

The ads say it has a fireplace, central air and a large front porch. Bray Auction Services will sell it next weekend.

"I'd say as much publicity as this has had for the last six months, there's nobody within 50 miles that hadn't heard of this home," Bray said.

That's because 5120 Springfield Road is a former crime scene. It's no secret what happened inside.

"I'm going to tell them that it is public record, that there were two people killed in the house," Bray said.

A family member found Kathy Netherland and her daughter Samantha, murdered inside the home back in April. The case remains unsolved, but state police have collected all the evidence and no longer need the home.

The carpet in several rooms was ripped out, and the murder scene was cleaned up. The victims' family contacted Bray to sell the property and settle the Netherland estate.

"I lived about five houses up the road," said Lauren Kays, who grew up in Botland. "I know that it's probably going to auction very cheap, so I just wanted to come check it out," she said.

Kays toured the site Sunday during an open house.

Others walked the halls too, including potential buyers and those who were curious about the crime scene. For Kays, the history of the home is a little unnerving.

"If I were to seriously be interested in it, I'd definitely tear down the house and buy it for the lot so I can be close to home ... where I grew up," she said.

The home goes up for auction Saturday, Nov. 1. Bidding starts at 10 a.m.

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