COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) - A coroner says an Indianapolis woman whose body was found on a sandbar in the Flatrock River appears to have drowned.
Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting released a statement Monday afternoon ruling the death an accidental drowning, pending toxicology results.
Columbus police officers found the body of 33-year-old Jacqueline Watts on Saturday morning on a sandbar by the river in the city's Noblitt Park. She had been reported missing by her family a day earlier.
Police Lt. Matt Harris says a witness reported seeing a woman matching Watts' description chasing a small dog on Friday afternoon.