Police: Indiana mom killed 2 kids then herself

May 17, 2013

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Police say a mother found drowned in a southern Indiana creek along with her two children killed them before committing suicide.

The bodies of 35-year-old Jaime Clutter, 10-year-old Brandon and 6-month-old Katelyn were found March 13 in New Albany's Binford Park, 5 miles from Louisville, Ky. New Albany Police Chief Sherri Knight said at a news conference Friday that Clutter had a serious mental condition and was delusional.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville reports (http://cjky.it/17Fh83l ) that Knight says Clutter thought her family was being stalked by "demonic presences."

The naked bodies were recovered less than a mile from where the family lived. The causes of death were drowning, and hypothermia was a contributing factor.

Clutter's husband, Michael Clutter, has said he doesn't believe she could have killed their children or herself.


Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com