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New Albany man struggling with deaths of wife and 2 children

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Jamie Clutter (Source: Michael Clutter) Jamie Clutter (Source: Michael Clutter)
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The scene at Binford Park where the bodies were found. The scene at Binford Park where the bodies were found.

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the mysterious death of Jamie Clutter and her two young children who were found dead in a creek on March 13. 

WAVE 3 spoke with father and husband Michael Clutter on Monday. He said the past few days have been very difficult for him. Clutter said he's going through pictures and home videos of his wife, Jamie, and his two children, Brandon, 10, and Katelyn, six months.

The couple had been married for more than 12 years. Clutter said he met his wife in Brown County, IN at a church singles conference.

"Anyone that had ever met us and seen us together thought that if there was a such thing as perfect couple that's what we was," said Clutter. "My son he was so outgoing and so friendly to everyone he met and my daughter was so full of life."

Clutter said the last time he saw his family was early Wednesday morning before he went to work and nothing was out of the ordinary. Clutter told us Brandon crawled into bed with him, they both said "I love you" and his wife hugged kissed him goodbye before he left. However, Clutter knew something was wrong when he came home from work later that day and they weren't home. After calling some of Jamie's friends who didn't know where she was and Clutter then decided to go to police.

"I noticed there were police officers outside Binford Park so I stopped off to talk to one of them that my wife was missing and then after I gave them the description of what my family was that was missing they said what they found at the park was that description," said Clutter.

Jamie, Brandon, and Katelyn were found in Falling Run Creek in New Albany's Binford Park. Jamie's cause of death is still undetermined. An autopsy found that the children had drowned. Police say all three were naked. Clothing and a baby harness with a bible were nearby.

Clutter told us he doesn't know why his family was in the park. He said they had only gone there once before when they first moved to New Albany.

"People that I worked with told me it was not a safe park to go to and my wife never went back to that park again after that," said Clutter.

While being at their New Albany apartment has been difficult, Clutter said he wishes he would have just stayed home that day.

"I'm just thinking they are just gonna walk through the door or I'm going to go inside and they are going to be there and it's just very, very hard for me," said Clutter.

Clutter said he doesn't know of any problems that his wife could have had. The family had recently moved to New Albany from Washington state after Clutter got a job in the area after being unemployed for several months. They regularly attended church at the Greater Faith Church on Mt. Tabor Road.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said Friday he hasn't ruled out murder-suicide in the case.

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