KSP: Black Chevy Impala was suspect vehicle in Nelson Co. murders
This is a surveillance picture of the suspect vehicle in the murders of Kathy and Samantha Netherland. (Source: KSP)
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky State Police announced on Monday that they believe the person or persons inside a black Chevrolet Impala seen traveling from the Botland community of Nelson County into Bardstown on April 21 are responsible for the murders of a special education teacher and her 16-year-old old daughter.
In a news release issued Monday morning, KSP investigators asked for additional help identifying the occupants of the vehicle, which was seen in the vicinity of the home where Kathy Netherland, 48, and Samantha Netherland, 16, were killed. Samantha was a sophomore at Bardstown High School. Kathy taught special ed at Bardstown Elementary School.
Police said the Netherlands were murdered around 8 p.m. on the evening of Monday, April 21 and that the Impala was spotted traveling northbound on U.S. 150 from Botland into the Bardstown city limits that same night.
Troopers released a photo of the suspect vehicle, taken from video surveillance.
On both Kathy and Samantha
Netherland's obituaries in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy were
requested to the Humane Society of Nelson County.
"They were both really
great people," said Chuck Dickerson, Humane Society of Nelson County employee. "They
worked as a team."
This was a place where both mother and daughter enjoyed volunteering. Dickerson says
their hard work and dedication didn't go unnoticed.
"First time I worked
with them, usually when volunteers come in, most of them want to sit around and
play with the dogs and then take them out walking, but they were different,"
Dickerson says they
weren't afraid to tackle the cleaning and help out in any way they could even
showing up at the shelter on snow days.
"I asked them, I said
what are you doing, the roads are bad and they said we came to help and they
did," said Dickerson.
It's been a tough week
for the Humane Society and everyone who knew and loved the Netherlands. They
were discovered Tuesday morning dead in their home.
"Who would do this to
these people?" wondered Dickerson.
The Netherlands were
laid to rest Monday afternoon. The Humane Society of Nelson County
plans to put up a plaque to remember a mother and daughter gone too soon.
"They meant a lot to
us and they are going to be greatly missed," said Dickerson.
Anyone who owns, had access to or knows someone who was operating a 2006 to 2013 model year Chevrolet Impala matching the photograph on April 21, 2014, should call Kentucky State Police at 270-766-5078.