Bodies found in New Albany park identified
New Albany, In. (WDRB) -- New information has been released about the mother and her two young children, found dead in a New Albany creek Wednesday. Neighbors are sharing information about the family, and what they've seen in just the last few days.
The entrance to Binford Park is still blocked off after three bodies were found in a creek on Wednesday. On Thursday it was revealed that it was a family, a mother identified as 35-year-old Jaime Clutter, her 10-year-old son, Brandon and her 6-month-old daughter Katelyn.
The coroner says the mother and kids had no visible wounds when they were found.
"It's heartbreaking because I don't know who those people are, but no baby, no child deserves. There's no way those two kids could have done anything to anyone to be left in a creek," said Misty Adams, who lives behind Binford Park.
It's upsetting for neighbors. Police say the family moved to New Albany in December of 2012 from the state of Washington.
Jaime Clutter and her husband and kids had been living at the Sheffield Square Apartments, only a street away from the park.
The husband was not home when WDRB's Tamara Evans stopped by, but neighbor Matthew Risk saw the couple in passing.
He lives directly next to them.
"Really polite. Especially their boy. He would hold the door for us, that sort of thing," said Risk.
The neighbor tells WDRB the last time he saw the family was on Sunday, when they were leaving their apartment.
He has spoken with police however, who have been questioning neighbors.
"They didn't even say anybody was dead. When they came through they asked 'any indications of abuse or domestic dispute', that sort of thing," said Risk.
But Risk says, he never saw anything unusual with the family. He too, was shocked by the news.
"They're really nice folks. Seemed like a happy family kind of thing," said Risk.
Police say this is being considered a homicide investigation and that no suspects have been identified at this time.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- The three bodies found floating in a creek in Binford Park Wednesday evening have been identified as 35-year-old Jaime Clutter, Jaime's ten-year-old son, Brandon Clutter, and her infant daughter, Katelyn Clutter, age six months.
Autopsies were performed today, but the cause of death has yet to be determined. There are no suspects in the case.
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. Police discovered the bodies floating in the creek. A first report about a car in the creek was not confirmed.
Police hope the autopsies will tell them the cause of death and how long the bodies had been lying in the creek before they were discovered. The family had just moved to New Albany from Washington State in December of 2012.
Binford Park remained closed to the public on Thursday. Police Chief Sherri Knight says her officers are holding the scene to see if they need to come back to search for more evidence.
"It's heartbreaking," says neighbor Misty Adams, "but no baby, no child deserves to be...I mean, there's no way that those kids could've done anything to anybody to cause that."
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