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Indiana 911 caller: Woman's body in creek seemed battered Indiana 911 caller: Woman's body in creek seemed battered

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NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- A man who called 911 after finding the nude bodies of a woman and her two children in a southern Indiana creek told dispatchers the woman's body appeared battered.

Caller John Weeks said in the 911 recording released this week by New Albany police that 35-year-old Jamie Clutter's body looked "beat up and cut." He initially told dispatchers March 13 that the bodies of Clutter and her two children might be mannequins but called back moments later and said they appeared to be human bodies.

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"Hopefully, we're wrong," Weeks told dispatchers.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reported Thursday that Weeks said he and his wife were walking over a bridge near a playground in a New Albany park when they saw three bodies in a creek that winds through the park.

An autopsy found that 10-year-old Brandon Clutter and 6-month-old Katelyn Clutter were drowned, but Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said last Friday that their mother's death remains under investigation and he could not rule out a murder-suicide.

Henderson said Jamie Clutter and her two children were naked when they were found, with their clothes nearby and that a Bible was in a baby harness hanging from a nearby tree limb.

Police have released no new details since last week, when New Albany police spokesman Maj. Keith Whitlow said it may be a week or two before authorities are ready to disclose more information on the deaths.

Whitlow did not immediately return a message left Thursday seeking comment.

Henderson said last week that Michael Clutter, Jamie's husband and the father of the children, had been cooperative with investigators and that there is no evidence he was present when the deaths occurred.

The Clutter family moved to New Albany from Washington state in December.

J. Todd Nichols, pastor of Greater Faith Church in New Albany, is serving as a family spokesman. He has said that Michael Clutter told him he returned home from working a 12-hour shift about 5 p.m. on March 13 to find his family missing.

The three bodies were found in the park about 15 minutes later.

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