Mother, 2 children from Aberdeen found dead in Indiana creek


NEW ALBANY, Ind. - A mother and her two children who were found dead in a shallow creek in southern Indiana on Wednesday had recently moved from Aberdeen, police said.

New Albany police Maj. Keith Whitlow said in a statement the victims have been identified as 35-year-old Jamie Clutter, her 10-year-old son Brandon Clutter, and her 6-month-old daughter Katelyn Clutter.

A person walking through Binford Park in New Albany spotted the bodies in Falling Run Creek on Wednesday evening, Whitlow said. The creek is 12 to 18 inches deep. Whitlow did not have an estimate of how long the bodies had been in the creek.

Floyd County Coroner Leslie Knable said that the two children drowned. It could be weeks before she releases details on how their mother died.

Knable called the crime scene strange and said that the way the bodies were found raised a red flag. However, she said there were no visible injuries.

The three bodies were found naked. Nearby, investigators found a baby harness and a Bible, but no signs of foul play. 

Police haven't ruled out murder-suicide. 

Whitlow said the family moved in December to an apartment in New Albany, an Indiana city less than a mile north of Louisville, Ky.

"It seemed as though they were happy," Bill Pink, Jamie Clutter's father, told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News. "She had called here quite frequently."