911 call: Former Aberdeen woman looked “beat up”


The man who called 911 after spotting the bodies of Jaime Clutter and her children in a creek told dispatchers it looked like she had been “beat up and cut,” according to The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky.

The newspaper obtained the 911 tapes this week from the New Albany Police Department.

In John Weeks’ 911 call, he initially wasn’t sure the bodies were real. In his first call, he thought they might be “mannequins” but quickly called again to say he believed they were real.

No new details have been released in the case of the former Aberdeen woman and her children found dead in a New Albany, Ind. park March 13. The preliminary cause of death for her children, Brandon, 10, and Katelyn, 6 months, is drowning, while Jaime Clutters’ cause of death is still pending the results of toxicology tests.

The coroner indicated the children likely died between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. All three were naked when discovered, their clothing strewn nearby and a Bible sitting in a baby harness hanging from a tree.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said Mike Clutter, Jaime’s husband and the father of the children, has been cooperative, and police have no suspects.

A funeral in Indiana has been tentatively set for Saturday, and a local memorial will follow, Jaime Clutter’s father, Bill Pink, said Tuesday. Their church, The World of Praise United Pentecostal Church in Hoquiam, has set up a donation page to help the family with the various expenses.

Donations to the family may be made on the church’s website, www.theworldofpraise.com, under the link “Clutter Memorial Fund.” Checks may also be mailed to the church at 601 Karr Ave., Hoquiam WA 98550.