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KSP, Family Speak Ahead Of 5-Year Anniversary Of Nelson County Murder

Posted at 12:05 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 17:32:48-04

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Almost five years after the murder of Kathy and Samantha Netherland, Kathy’s father and two sisters stood alongside Kentucky State Police troopers Wednesday to plead once again for answers.

“When you lose somebody like Kathy and Samantha, it’s the first thing you think of (when you get up) and the last thing you think of before you go to bed,” said Stacey Hibbard.

Kathy and her 16-year-old daughter Samantha were murdered April 21, 2014, and detectives say since then they have been working to find out who took their lives and why.

“We like to think, with each day, we are one step closer to bringing those responsible to justice and closure for Kathy and Samantha’s family,” said Trooper Scotty Sharp.

KSP says their main focus still is on the 2010 to 2014 black Chevy Impala that was caught on camera near the Netherland’s home around the time of the murder.

Investigators, along with the family, are begging anyone to come forward with information on the car.

“Someone knows something,” said Stephanie Thompson. “Five years is a long time for our family to be waiting for answers.”

But family members also wanted to remind people who Kathy and Samantha were, and what they meant to the people around them.

“It is important to us that people remember them for more than what happened to them and that they were two really good people who tried their best to make their surroundings better,” said Hibbard.

Sharp says tips can be reported by calling KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078, or on the Justice for Kathy and Samantha Facebook page.