Police said that Jacqueline Watts’ body was found less than a mile from her car, which which was left running with its flashers on.
Authorities announced that an Indianapolis woman who vanished under suspicious circumstances last week, has been found on a river’s sandbar dead.
Suspicious circumstances of Watts disappearance:
On Saturday Columbus police Lt. Matt Harris said at a press conference that Jacqueline Watts, 33, was reported missing Friday afternoon by her family, she’d been planning to travel out of state with her husband
Watts’ car was found running near her parents’ house in a neighborhood of Columbus, Indiana. Her purse and cellphone were inside the vehicle, one of the car’s doors was open and the emergency blinkers were on.
Harris said that Watts was in the area to drop off pets to family that lived nearby.
On Saturday morning, officers who were searching the area found Watts’ body next to the Flatrock River.
Harris stated that they cannot be sure whether Watts may have merely fallen and gotten hurt. But according to The Indy Channel, police have deemed Watts death “suspicious” and they have scheduled her autopsy on Monday.
A kind soul and an animal lover:
Watts was a longtime volunteer and member of the board of directors of an Indianapolis animal rescue group Indyclaw Rescue, which specializes in rabbits. They mourned her in a Facebook post saying: “Jackie was always taking home the really sick bunnies that she could nurture back to health, and if that wasn’t possible, she would many times keep them to their end. We will always love you and will never forget you Jackie…. never.”
In a wooded area about 110 miles north of where Watts’ remains were found, two teenagers Abigail Jay Williams, 13, and Liberty Rose Lynn German, 14, were found dead about three weeks earlier
Authorities believe someone killed them while they were hiking in an area north of Indianapolis on Feb. 13th.
An unidentified man appears in photos taken by the girls just before their deaths. He is deemed a suspect in the case and anyone who recognizes him is urged to contact police.