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Father of woman found buried in Gibson's backyard believes he soon will be charged

Stephanie Kirk Stephanie Kirk
William Clyde Gibson (Source: Floyd County Jail) William Clyde Gibson (Source: Floyd County Jail)
Christine Whitis and Karen Hodella Christine Whitis and Karen Hodella
Tony Kirk Tony Kirk

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) – The father of the woman found buried in William Clyde Gibson's backyard tells us he expects charges to be filed this week in his daughter's death.

It was nearly two weeks ago when investigators made a gruesome discovery behind Gibson's house. They uncovered the body of 35-year-old Stephanie Kirk, a mother who was last seen alive on March 25.

Now her father has had to come to terms that his daughter may be the victim of a serial killer. "I can't even imagine what she went through the last few minutes of her life, so I had to pull myself back because that's something too drastic, too horrible for me to think about," said Tony Kirk, Stephanie's father. 

Kirk says he has an upcoming meeting with the Floyd County prosecutor, and he believes Gibson will soon be held responsible for Stephanie's death.

"I don't have a doubt, I'm sure by the next couple of days, maybe by the end of this week there will be something filed," said Kirk. 

Gibson is already charged in the death of 75-year-old Christine Whitis, who was found dead in his home last month, and the 2002 murder of 46-year-old Karen Hodella. 

Detectives continue to investigate every lead, and Kirk says he can't help but think there may be more victims. 

"I just hope that he comes forward and he gets all of his story out and don't drag it out because I'm sure of all the missing people in Indiana and in the local area, I'm sure there are families that need closure," said Kirk.

Kirk says when Gibson is officially charged, he will be there every step of the way until justice is served.

"I want to look him in the face and let him know that he took someone very precious to us and he shouldn't get away with it," said Kirk. "He's an evil man and evil people need to pay for what they do."

Stephanie's funeral is Saturday, May 12 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington, Indiana. The visitation is at 12:00 p.m. and the funeral is at 1:00 p.m. Kirk says he will be buried next to her mother who died in October. 

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