Columbus police say body of missing 33-year-old woman has been found in Flatrock River

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday for a missing Indianapolis woman whose body was found in Columbus.

Police say Jackie Watts, 33, was found on a sandbar in Columbus' Flatrock River around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Officers say they don't know how Jacqueline Watts died, and a death investigation is currently underway. They are expected to release new information after during a news conference at noon on Monday.

Family members tell CBS4 Watts was planning on flying to Washington D.C. with her husband, and he contacted authorities when she didn’t come home.

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. Family says Watts’ cell phone and purse were found inside and the passenger side door was open.

Police say Watts was in the Columbus area to drop off pets to family members. Officers did not say if the pets were located.

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.

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