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Woman, children found dead in creek; prosecutor: no criminal wrongdoing

New Albany, IN (WAVE) – A mother whose dead body was found along with the bodies of her two children in a park creek involved no criminal wrongdoing.

That's the ruling of a grand jury convened to investigate the deaths of Jaime, Brandon and Katelyn Clutter. Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson talked about the case Thursday morning.

Law enforcement initially concluded that Jaime drowned her children in March and then killed herself. The grand jury finding says that was not the case, Henderson said, and there was no sign of struggle.

While saying "never say never" Henderson said he considers the case closed. Jurors can be called back to take another look if new evidence emerges within six months.

For five days, jurors heard from 17 witnesses, including from police and medical professionals, as well as the widower and father of the victims.

The prosecutor said he convened the grand jury because of "too many unanswered questions" in the investigation.

"I want to look the public in the eye," Henderson said, "and say I feel comfortable that everything's been looked at."

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