Two police officers in Steuben County, New York, responded to a frantic 911 call just after midnight in September 2015 and ended up walking through a grisly crime scene.
One of the officers wearing a body camera captured something that seemed too horrific to be real. The victim was 35-year-old Kelley Clayton, a beautiful wife and loving mother of two small children. She had been bludgeoned to death in her own home.
“She’s been beat to death,” Deputy Dean Swan said. “I got a body cam on to show where we went … it is extremely bloody.”
Kelley Clayton’s husband, Thomas Clayton, was the one who had called 911 after he said he had returned home from a poker game and found her body on the kitchen floor.
Investigators began piecing together what happened and trying to make sense of a seemingly senseless murder that rocked the small town in upstate