Husband speaks briefly after service for wife, children


A memorial service was held in New Albany, Ind., on Saturday for Jaime Clutter and her two children, Brandon and Katelyn.

The surviving husband and father, Michael, spoke to media briefly after the service.

“I know they’re in heaven,” the former Aberdeen resident told the Courier-Journal on Saturday. “That’s the only thing that gives me comfort.”

Jaime Clutter and her children were discovered by a passer-by in Falling Run Creek which runs through Binford Park in New Albany on March 13, not far from the Sheffield Square apartment where they lived. The Clutters moved to Indiana after Michael found work.

Police have not said what they think may have happened, but at a press conference March 15, Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said, “I have no reason to believe we have an individual on the loose, if you will, that would cause the public alarm or harm.”

The preliminary cause of death for the children is drowning. A cause of death for Jaime Clutter is pending toxicology results.

Bill Pink, Jaime’s father, said earlier this week that he and her mother planned to travel from the Harbor to the Indiana service.

Michael said Saturday he and others are praying that God will reveal the truth about what happened, the newspaper reported. “I want everyone to remember my family as a wonderful family,” he told the Courier-Journal.