Indianapolis: Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Watts has reportedly been found dead close to a sandbar in Indianapolis. Jackie, an Indiana beautician who was a licensed aesthetician, was missing for the last several days.
The woman was expected to travel to Washington DC with her husband and she went to her parents’ house to drop her pet dogs, never appeared alive. Frantic search for her whereabouts were going for the last several days.
Jackie Watts’ sister-in-law told the media that the beautician and her husband had everything ready for the trip and there was no issue.
Initially, the disappearance was merely taken as a missing person’s case, but everyone was worried when she remained untraced for a very long time despite all the efforts by law enforcement agencies. Even now when the body of the 33-year-old Indiana woman has been found, officials are still tight-lipped about the cause of ‘Jackie’ Watts’ death.
While speaking at a press conference, police officials said they were still unsure about how the Indiana beautician died. “At this point, we’re not sure…The investigation is very early on, but we will look at every angle.”
Her disappearance was initially treated as a missing person’s case, but police have now found her body on a river sandbar. They are not saying how she was killed, according to Fox 59. According to the Indianapolis Star, police have not classified Watts’ death a homicide; they are waiting for autopsy results before saying more about how she died. An autopsy will be conducted Monday.
Officials suggest that the beautician’s vehicle was found in the 2300 block of Riverside Drive Friday around 5 p.m. The car was running with the flashers on, but she was not located. Family says Jacqueline’s cell phone and purse were found inside and the passenger side door was open.
In the meantime Lt. Matt Harris with Columbus police says there has been a lot of misinformation spread on social media. “We want to caution folks and urge them to think twice before they post this information on social media or to other outlets that may not be accurate,” said Lt. Harris. Anyone with information regarding Jacqueline’s death is asked to call 812-376-2600.
Police reportedly used all the available resources to find the body. The officials commissioned a helicopter and then started a ground search, locating the body one hour after the latter. “She was located on a sandbar on the Flatrock River…At this point, there are many more questions than we have answers,” the police said, citing the “stage of the investigation.”