Husband, father of woman, children found dead in creek speaks out after deaths

Wife's cause of death still pending

NEW ALBANY, Ind. - A father is speaking out after his wife and their two children were found dead in a southern Indiana creek.

Michael Clutter came home to find his wife, Jamie, their 10-year-old son, Brandon, and their six-month-old daughter, Katelyn, missing. Just minutes later, the three were found dead in a nearby creek.

"I wish I would have stayed home and prevented all this from happening," Michael Clutter said. "I would give away everything that I have to have them back."

Michael Clutter says he was at work Wednesday when his wife and kids died.

Investigators said the children drowned, but Jamie Clutter's cause of death is still pending.

"I wouldn't rule out a murder-suicide, however it's too early to conclude that's how this tragedy happened," said Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson.

Clutter recently moved his family from Aberdeen, Wash., to Indiana after losing his job.

The Clutters' house in Washington is still on the market.

Still, their family says Jamie Clutter was doing well after the changes, and Michael Clutter doesn't believe his wife of 12 years took her own life and the lives of their children.

"My wife was just a very sweet person and she was the best mother to the kids that anyone could ever have," he said.

Clutter said he is waiting for the medical office to release his family members' bodies before making funeral arrangements.

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