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NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Authorities found the bodies of a woman and two children floating in a creek in Binford Park Wednesday evening.
Officers responded to the park along Graybrook Lane about 5:15 p.m. after receiving a call from people walking in the park who noticed what they believed was a body.
It turned out to be the bodies of a woman, an infant girl and an adolescent boy, a source familiar with the case confirmed.
"The fact is there are three bodies - a woman and two children. And we are conducting a homicide investigation," said Maj. Keith Whitlow with New Albany Police. Whitlow told WDRB's Bennett Haeberle one of the children was less than two years old; the other was an adolescent. It was not clear if they were related.
Police discovered the bodies floating in the creek. A first report about a car in the creek was not confirmed.
Detectives and the Floyd County Coroner were investigating.
The shocking discovery stirred the curiosity of nearby bar patrons, many of whom came outside to look at the crime scene some 250 yards away.
"It's just scary, not knowing what's going on and something like this happening in New Albany where we live," said Lisa Bratcher.
Police would not say if any weapons were discovered at the scene.
"Anytime kids are involved it's sad," said Vickie Spears, a New Albany resident.