Panel finds deaths of Ind. mom, 2 kids accidental

A southern Indiana prosecutor says a woman and her two young children whose nude bodies were found in a shallow creek in March drowned after suffering disorientation caused by hypothermia.
 
Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said Thursday a grand jury met for five days and concluded the deaths of 35-year-old Jaime Clutter, 10-year-old Brandon Clutter and 6-month-old Katelyn Clutter were accidental.
 
Henderson says an expert testified that people can become disoriented and even disrobe in cases of hypothermia. The temperature was about 30 degrees with a wind chill of 18 degrees when the bodies were found March 13 at Binford Park in New Albany.
 
Witnesses during the investigation included a medical examiner, a psychological expert and a hypothermia specialist.
 
Henderson acknowledges the circumstances are "bizarre" but says there is no evidence the deaths were part of a religious rite or that anyone else was involved.
 
The prosecutor said investigators consider the case closed unless someone else comes forward with compelling evidence or information.

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