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One month since double murder and still no arrests in case

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - One month ago, a Nelson County teacher and her teenage daughter were found murdered in their home and police still haven’t made any arrests in the case.

Mary Kay Beard lives right down the road from where Kathy and Samantha Netherland lived and over time she became especially close with their family.

“Kathy was a very good teacher with special needs children and Samantha had such a bright future. She was so smart,” Beard told us.

So, as any neighbor or friend would, Beard still feels uneasy about their murders.

“I have lived here all my life and this is the first time I’ve been scared to go to sleep.”

Every day she drives past their home on Springfield Road -- a constant reminder of the horror that took place inside just one month ago.

“We just think about these poor people what they suffered and went through.”

But the lingering questions are who caused that suffering and why?

Police believe those answers will be revealed once they discover who was driving a black Impala away from the murder scene the day the Netherlands were killed.

“We can say with 100% certainty that whoever belongs to that car is responsible in one way or another for the murders of the Netherlands,” said Lt. Jeremy Thompson with Kentucky State Police.

With no arrests and little information, neighbors like Mary Kay Beard say they'll continue to be on edge until those responsible are brought to justice.

“I just want them caught because they are out running around and they could do it again or worse.”

Kentucky State Police say the car in question is a 2006 to 2013 black Chevy Impala.


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