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Possible Connection Between Gibson; Missing Student


Missing IU student Lauren Spierer ( file photo)

A Bloomington detective wants to know if a southern Indiana man charged with killing two women is connected to the disappearance of IU student Lauren Spierer.


The detective was asked to investigate the possible connection after the body of a missing New Albany woman was found buried in Clyde Gibson's backyard.

Investigators dug up 35 year-old Stephanie Kirk's body last Friday.  Gibson has not been charged in Kirk's death because the prosecutor is waiting for a detailed report from the coroner.  Initial findings suggest Kirk died from strangulation.

Gibson already murder charges for the death of his mother's friend, 75 year-old Christine Whitis, and Karen Hodella, 46, whose body was found along the Ohio River ten years ago.

Spierer vanished last June after a night out with her friends.

» Prosecutor Waiting to Decide on Additional Charges Against Suspected Killer (4-30-12)
» Missing Woman Found Buried Behind New Albany Home (4-30-12)


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