Suspectes serial killer William 'Clyde' Gibson's home searched again

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    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (CNN/WAVE) -- Investigators in Indiana returned to the home of a suspected serial killer Monday. They dug up William "Clyde" Gibson's backyard. The 54-year-old has been charged with killing two women.

    After several days of peace and quiet, William "Clyde" Gibson's house became an active crime scene again. Neighbor Glenda Davis Eubanks says, "A lot of people are still in shock that they are still searching, and whatever is going on down there, a lot of people still in shock, and it's still scary."

    Around 2:15 on Monday afternoon, the perimeter went up, crews moved in and the shovels came out. Joining New Albany police officers were forensic anthropologists from the University of Indianapolis.

    Major Keith Whitlow says it didn't take long for them to call it a day. He says, "Especially the professor, he is able to look at the ground and make determinations as to disturbance and any timeline on something being dug up. They don't waste a lot of time. They know what they are doing, and they know how to evaluate the soil."

    Whitlow says they brought the anthropologists in to check out two spots in Gibson's yard on the heels of searches with cadaver dogs and ground sonar equipment.

    But by 5 p.m., no new evidence was uncovered. Whitlow says, "It's possible that the cadaver dog hit on the odor of decomposition that was there from the previous find out here a couple of weeks ago."

    Stephanie Kirk's body was found in Gibson's yard a little more than two weeks ago. She was 35. Right now, Gibson is charged with murder for the deaths of 75-year-old Christine Whitis and the 2002 death of 76-year-old Karen Hodella.

    Police say their investigation is not over. And neighbors say they know better than to believe this is the last time they will see them on Woodbourne Drive. Eubanks says, "No, I think they still have a long ways to go over there."

    Police say they are contemplating whether to search other sites.

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