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EXCLUSIVE: New Albany police move murder case search to Bloomington

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William Clyde Gibson (Source: Floyd County Jail) William Clyde Gibson (Source: Floyd County Jail)
Christine Whitis and Karen Hodella Christine Whitis and Karen Hodella
Stephanie Kirk Stephanie Kirk
Police searching in Bloomington, Indiana. Police searching in Bloomington, Indiana.

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - The case against a suspected serial killer moved more than 100 miles away Thursday.

Sources tell us this is not connected to missing IU student Lauren Spierer's disappearance. 

We were told William Clyde Gibson was out of jail with investigators for several hours in Bloomington.

It all happened on Airport Road southwest of the Monroe County Airport. Around 11:30, several unmarked police cars and vans were at the site as investigators took a look around.

After a couple hours, they left the scene only to return around 3:00 to collect some soil samples.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says that a tip led New Albany Police to the wooded area southwest of the airport in search of a female's remains. However, the sheriff's office says it has nothing to do with any of their cases.

Our cameras never captured Gibson at the scene.

In the last couple weeks New Albany police have been checking out several different areas. This is the first search that we are aware of that has been out of town. We are told nothing of significance has been found since they discovered 35-year-old Stephanie Kirk buried in Gibson's backyard on Woodbourne Drive.

He is already charged with the deaths of two woman, 75-year-old Christine Whitis, who was found strangled in his home and the 2002 murder of 46-year-old Karen Hodella.

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