Jacquelyn Watts’ autopsy scheduled for Monday, police do not suspect foul play


Jacqueline Watts

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – Police say they do not suspect foul play in the death of Indianapolis woman Jacquelyn Watts after her body was found in Columbus on Saturday.

Authorities will have more information about how Watts passed away after an autopsy which is scheduled for Monday. Columbus police scheduled a news conference at noon on Monday, and they are expected to release new information about her death at that time.

Watts was found on a sandbar in Columbus’ Flatrock River around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Her 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.

Police are urging the public to refrain from spreading social media rumors until the investigation is complete.

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“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.

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