COLUMBUS, Ind. – She was an animal lover all her life, and probably died saving a deaf and sick dog from drowning in a river. This seems to be the new conclusion by police trying to decipher how Jacqueline ‘Jacks’ Watts died.
She had planned to travel with her husband to Washington DC and in preparation for her trip had gone to her parents’ house to drop off her dogs there. But the 33-year old devoted animal lover, who took care of even very ill canines, never returned.
The woman who went missing this past Friday was found after a day following frantic efforts by police and her family and friends. Her dead body was found on a river sandbar on Saturday. The law enforcement agencies, who are still not sure about Jack Watts’ cause of death are trying to decipher the entire sequence.
A report by WTTV says that the female beautician’s car was found — with the flashers on and her cellphone and purse inside — but she couldn’t be located. The woman was seen for the last time dropping off her dogs and a rabbit with family on Friday.
In order to find out as to what caused the death of Jack Watts’, K-9 officers besides detectives from other branches, spent many hours on the scene trying to find out any trace about her death. They minutely analyzed the entire area where her car was found. Police officers claim that they don’t expect any foul play in the death of the 33-year old woman.
In the latest development, police said they came across a witness who claims to have seen a woman chasing a dog in the same vicinity where Watts’ body was discovered on Saturday. Later police said they found a social media post announcing a search for a lost dog named Ringo that matched the description. Police believe that the woman might have gone behind the canine to catch it and hand it over to its owners.
Columbus Lt. Matt Harris said in a statement, “The bottom line is we lost a very special person…It’s my understanding that Jackie was the type of person that when there was an animal that was sick, she would take that animal in and provide hospice care. So to hear someone making the statement that she was trying to help a lost dog and sadly appears she lost her life doing so, that doesn’t seem out of character for her.”