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Police Investigating New Albany Mom, Kids' Deaths As Murder

Last updated on Friday, March 15, 2013

(NEW ALBANY) - We’re getting new information as investigators search for answers after the discovery of a mother and her two young children in an Indiana park.

Police were back on the scene in New Albany's Binford Park several times Thursday evening, searching for new evidence in the case, but so far, have said there are no suspects in the triple murder.

The bodies of 35-year-old Jamie Clutter, Jamie's son, Brandon Clutter, and her infant daughter, Katelyn Clutter, were found in a creek in the park Wednesday. The park is just a few blocks from the apartment the Clutter family called home.

An autopsy did not reveal an exact cause of death for the three victims, and police have said there is no evidence of foul play, but detectives are investigating the deaths as murders. The creek where the victims were found is only about 12 inches deep.

Police say right now there are no suspects.

The victims were very active in their church and had just moved to the area recently. Their deaths have everyone shocked and scared. Some families are afraid to leave their homes.

Jamie Clutter's body was found along with the bodies of her two children in a shallow creek by the playground.

Thursday at the Greater Faith Church, which the Clutters attended, members learned three of their own were gone. The church pastor wouldn't go on camera, but told Jennie Runevitch, of WTHR, he met Clutter's husband, Mike, Wednesday night at the police station. The pastor said Mike Clutter came home from work Wednesday to find his wife and children missing, but the baby's diaper bag, his wife's purse and keys were still in the apartment.

According to the pastor, that's when Clutter went to the police station to report his family missing, only to identify their bodies hours later in crime scene photos from the park.

Binford Park remains closed as homicide detectives investigate. The park's entrance is wrapped in crime tape.

Police say the family just moved to Indiana from Washington State in December.

To read more on this story visit http://www.wthr.com/story/21641414/police-releasing-few-details-on-three-bodies-found-in-new-albany

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