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New Albany Police go to Gibson’s church

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William Clyde Gibson (Source: Floyd County Jail) William Clyde Gibson (Source: Floyd County Jail)

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) – New Albany Police were at the church of an accused killer asking questions about the case.

William "Clyde" Gibson is facing two counts of murder and possibly a third, and none have any connection to each other so far. He attended the Power of the Cross Church on Spring Street in New Albany.

After days of scanning with their eyes, machines, and a K-9, all was quiet on Woodbourne Drive.  The marked and unmarked police vehicles left Gibson's house Wednesday afternoon, but the crime scene tape was still up. 

Neighbors say they saw Gibson making a large paper mache statue in his front yard, which went inside the church. There was a picture of the statue on their facebook page. The caption read: "Clyde made this," however, the photo is no longer online.

"It enhanced the way that the church looked inside," said Rev. Donald Bailey, who preaches next door at Bethel A.M.E., about the statue.

Bethel A.M.E provides a joint bible study with Gibson's church. Bailey led discussions several times when Gibson was there.  He remembers one of the messages was about the biblical character -- Elijah.

"When you're going through rough times, when you're going through difficult times, what to do-- pray, read the word of God and just trust in God to know that you know whatever situation you're going through that God will see you through," said Bailey.

Bailey says Gibson was quiet and is surprised to learn about the murder charges, but looking back there weren't any red flags.

"You don't know what people are going through," said Bailey, who says he's prayed for Gibson and the victims' families. "You don't' know what's going on in their lives."

In late March 34-year-old Stephanie Kirk went missing. Police discovered her body in his backyard nearly two weeks ago, but he has yet to be charged with her murder.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said at a past press conference that he is waiting for the final cause of death before charging him with anything in the Kirk case.

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