Bridget Jacobs

Police find body parts in search for missing California woman

Bridget Jacobs

Whiskeytown Lake, Calif. — New discoveries are surfacing in the search for a missing Shasta County woman.

Searchers found a leg attached to a cinder block in Whiskeytown Lake Friday. Over the weekend, they discovered more body parts.

Police think they belong to Bridget Jacobs.

It has been one gruesome discovery after another as search crews pulled body parts out of the Shasta County lake located about 14 miles from Redding.

The first discovery came late Friday after four days of searching for Jacobs’ body.

Shasta County Sheriff Sergeant Brian Jackson said, “They located a human leg, and so today they’re expanding their search to attempt to locate more parts, which we believe belonged to Bridget Jacobs.”

Additional body parts were found using sonar.

“it appears there are some other suspicious items or targets that the divers are going to go down today and investigate and see what those are, and determine if they’re additional parts,” Sgt. Jackson said

Jacobs disappeared in March.

Police say her husband admitted to dumping her body, but says he didn’t kill her.

One thing he didn’t admit–dismembering her.

But that’s exactly what investigators think happened.

Sgt. Jackson said, “There’s no indication that this is natural decomposition, it appears it is a dismemberment.”

After finding out the body was dismembered, investigators conducted an additional search warrant at Jacobs’ house.

It’s just part of an on-going process to figure out what happened to Bridget.

“Next week the coroner’s office will do the autopsy and try to determine how she was dismembered, in addition to any other injuries that she may have incurred,” added Sgt. Jackson.

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