Friday evening, New Albany police in Indiana confirmed digging up human remains in the backyard of William Clyde Gibson who earlier this week was arrested and charged with the murder of a 75-year-old, Christine Whitis. While in custody, Gibson has confessed to the 2002 murder of a Karen Hodella, 44, whose remains were found in January 2003. Police anticipate identifying the newly discovered human remains today.
Remains have been identified as Stephanie Kirk, 35 of Charlestown, IN who had been missing for a month. We send our deepest condolences to her father, teenage daughter, and other family and friends.
Readers have repeatedly asked if KYK9 was involved in the search efforts for Stephanie Kirk. Yes, we were. For confidentiality and investigative reasons, KYK9 blog posts do not disucss the details of an active case that KYK9 is involved in.