NEW ALBANY, Indiana — (DMN) – Police are investigating whether any link might exist between the June disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer and a New Albany man recently arrested in connection with the deaths of three other women. “We have no indication that there is any connection to Lauren’s case,” said Capt. Joe Qualters of the Bloomington Police Department, “but we are certainly interested in anyone who comes to the attention of law enforcement for targeting women as victims.”
William Clyde Gibson is being held without bond at the Floyd County Jail in connection with the death last week of 75-year-old Christine Whitis, of Clarksville, and the death of 44-year-old Florida hairdresser Karen Hodella, whose body was found near the Ohio River in Clarksville in 2003. He is also under suspicion in connection with another death after police identified human remains in his yard as those of Stephanie Marie Kirk, a 35-year-old Charlestown who had last been seen March 25. A detective from the Bloomington Police Department has been assigned to meet with investigators in New Albany, Qualters said. “We view this as the responsible thing to do as part of our ongoing investigation (into Spierer’s disappearance),” Qualters said.