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Criminal Profiler Discusses Possible Serial Killer Case

5/4/2012


William Clyde Gibson (file photo)

As investigators in southern Indiana try to connect a man to at least three murders, a criminal profiler studying the case says it should have been obvious they were dealing with a possible serial killer.

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William Clyde Gibson has been charged with two murders in Floyd County. He is suspected of a third killing, and now police in Bloomington have sent in a detective to see if there is a connection between Gibson and missing IU student Lauren Spierer. The FBI has also sent it's Behaviorial Analysis Unit to help New Albany police.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown says she doesn't understand why police were reluctant to refer to Gibson as a serial killer because of the random nature of the murders. She says police are frequently reluctant to use the term "serial killer" because it causes the public to panic and put pressure on cops to solve the case, even though serial murders are among the most difficult cases to solve.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson says he doesn't expect to release any new information about Gibson the rest of this week.

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» Possible Connection Between Gibson; Missing Student (5-3-12)
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