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Double murder mystery in Bardstown remains unsolved

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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) - A mother and daughter are found murdered inside their home near Bardstown, and two years later, police have more questions than answers.

Police are still looking for the car that the killer, or killers, were driving the day Kathy and Samantha Netherland were murdered.

"Take the black Impala for instance that's probably our most important piece of evidence at this time," said Trooper Jeff Gregory with Kentucky State Police. 

The picture of the car taken the day of the double murder is an image that Gregory has had in his mind for the past two years. 

"The most frustrating thing about this case is that there are a lot of people over in that community that are still hurting," added Gregory. 

"When you think about what happened, it's just a senseless tragedy," said Bardstown City Schools Superintendent Brent Holsclaw. 

Officials say Kathy Netherland, a local teacher, and her 16-year-old daughter Samantha were murdered inside their home on April 21, 2014.

Family members say Samantha was beaten and her throat was slashed, Kathy was shot.

Bringing up what happened isn't easy for Holsclaw, but he believes it's a critical step to get some answers.

"A story like this certainly helps keep it on the forefront, anything that helps get this situation solved we are for it," said Holsclaw. 

In the past two years, leads and tips have come and gone but police still won't call this a "cold case." At least not until they find out who was behind the wheel of the car in question. 

"I think that somebody somewhere knows something. to be able to pinpoint exactly where they may be it's hard to say. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some information over there that we haven't gotten that people may know," said Gregory.

Anyone with any information is urged to call the KSP post in Elizabethtown at (270) 766-5078.

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