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Grand jury issues ruling in deaths of mother and children

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Jamie Clutter  (Source: Mike Clutter) Jamie Clutter (Source: Mike Clutter)
Brandon and Katelyn Clutter (Source: Mike Clutter) Brandon and Katelyn Clutter (Source: Mike Clutter)

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - A grand jury investigating the deaths of a mother and her children in a creek near a park has concluded it was all an accident.  

Jaime Clutter and her two children were found in a creek near Binford Park on March 13.

Two months later, in May, police and the coroner said that it appeared that Jaime Clutter drowned her 10 year old son, Brandon, and six month old daughter, Katelyn, and then died of drowning and hypothermia herself. Clutter, they said, suffered from mental illness at the time, including post-partum depression and psychosis.

Wednesday, we learned after hearing testimony for more than a week, a grand jury has concluded the opposite: that those deaths were an accident. That group decided not to indict either Jaime or her husband Mike, who told police he came home and found his family gone.

This case has exposed a rift between police and prosecutors. WAVE 3 News obtained a copy of a police policy change through an open records request. New Albany officers have notified the prosecutor's office that detectives would no longer run search warrants through the prosecutor for review.

We expect to hear from Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson in a Thursday morning news conference.

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