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Pond searched for evidence in Brent Burke case

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Karen Comer's Rineyville, KY home Karen Comer's Rineyville, KY home

RINEYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Investigators secretly searched a Rineyville pond Tuesday hoping to find new clues in a murder case that has been going on for years. 

The search happened near the home where Tracy Burke & Karen Comer were killed in September 2007. Four years after the two women are murdered inside Comer's Rineyville Home, law enforcement agencies were back in this area. People in the neighborhood told us they were searching a pond behind the Comer home for several hours.

"That's about all I've seen, we were sitting here and somebody told us that they were going to be up there and there was suppose to be three divers and some police officers up there," said Sherry Pellman who lives nearby.

Brent Burke, a Fort Campbell solider, will face the most serious level of military courts for the murders of his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law. Burke has faced four failed trials in civilian courts. Two of them ended with a hung jury and two in mistrials.

The Louisville Metro Police dive team took part in the search while troopers from the Kentucky State Police blocked off a road near the pond for the Army and dive team.

"We just knew that the police were going to be up there looking through the pond for the gun," said Gary Edwards, who lives nearby. "To me, I'm not a criminal, never have been, but I'll tell you one thing, I sure wouldn't have thrown the gun in the pond right that close to the house where somebody just shot somebody."

Army officials have not provided any information about what investigators were looking for.

Burke has an Article 32 hearing on Oct. 14 in Fort Campbell, this is similar to a preliminary hearing in civilian law.

Investigators are also expected to be back searching the pond on Wednesday.

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