Family seeking answers 20 years after Somerset double murder

SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - The brothers of a woman murdered 20 years ago are asking for help finding the person who killed her and her young half-brother.

In July of 1994 Linda Gibson, 21, and her half-brother, Cody Garrett, 4, were murdered.

"It's been Hell on Earth," her brother Clayton Gibson said on Tuesday. "I mean nobody, you won't never know until it happens to you."

The two were last seen walking to a convenience store near Bourne Avenue in Somerset. Three days later their bodies were found in a field a few miles away. In the two decades since the murders police have been unable to make an arrest or name a suspect.

"It's been 20 years and the family has gotten no closure or anything," Clayton Gibson said.

Tuesday night Gibson's brothers took it upon themselves to make sure she and Cody aren't forgotten. Holding large signs with the victim's names written on them in the middle of Somerset, they hope to bring awareness to a police case that hasn't received any new tips in years.

Jamie Gibson was 14 when his sister was killed. He says his family has lived in fear for the past 20 years.

"Scared for other people, you know," he said. "Someone might make them mad and they might do it to somebody else, it's frightening."

Police have said they believe Gibson may have been targeted, and her brother was killed because he was a witness.

Clayton Gibson says he plans on holding that sign in the middle of town every evening until his sister's killer is found.

He and his brother hope the constant reminder of the murders, in the middle of town, will be too much to take for the conscience of those involved.

"Somebody is going to have to come forward, that's going to be the only way it's going to be solved," Jamie Gibson said.

"I want the killer to know, or killers, I'm looking for you, and I won't ever stop looking for you, and may God have mercy on your souls," Clayton Gibson said.

If you have any information about the murders contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office at 606-678-5145.


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