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KSP identifies suspect black Impala

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By Forrest Berkshire, Landmark News Service

Kentucky State Police have identified a suspect vehicle linked to the killing of two women in Botland Monday night.

Investigators are searching for a black 2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala that was seen driving from Botland toward Bardstown around 8 p.m. Monday evening.

Police said the car "appears to be black in color and the windows do not appear to be tinted."

"KSP believes the occupant or occupants of this vehicle are suspect(s) and are requesting help in identifying who they are. Any information anyone has regarding this vehicle or pertaining to this investigation in general, please contact the Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown at 270-766-5078," police said in a statement.

KSP confirmed this morning that investigators have made contact with the occupants of two out of three vehicles they were seeking. Those drivers are no longer considered suspects, KSP confirmed.

On Friday, KSP sent out a news release stating investigators were seeking information on who was driving three vehicles -- a red Ford Ranger, a black Ford pick-up pulling a cattle trailer and a black Chevrolet Impala.

At the time, KSP said detectives were trying to interview the drivers because they might have seen something that could help shed more light on the double-homicide of Kathy Netherland, 48, and her daughter Samantha, 16.

The Netherlands were killed in their home on Springfield Road in Botland. Police believe the murders were committed around 8 p.m. Monday. The Netherlands were discovered Tuesday morning by a family member.

Police have released few other details about the case.