UPDATE: Leg tied to cinder block found in Whiskeytown Lake in search for Bridget Jacobs

Efforts to resume Saturday morning

WHISKEYTOWN, Calif. - UPDATE: 7:30 p.m.:

Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, divers with the Shasta County Sheriff's Boating Safety Unit found a human leg, which is believed to be part of Bridget Jacobs body, at Whiskeytown Lake near the Brandy Creek Marina. The leg was found in about 40 feet of water, and approximately 100 yards past the buoy line in the area where witnesses recalled seeing Philip Jacobs in the blue boat on March 19. 

The leg was attached to a cinder block secured with a tie strap. Based on the condition of the leg, it appears that Bridget's body has been dismembered. 

During Friday's dive operation, a diver suffered a minor ear injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Dive efforts will resume tomorrow, Saturday April 1st. 


The Shasta County Sheriff's Office dive team located what they have identified as some type of human remains on in Whiskeytown Lake Friday, the fourth day they have searched the water for Bridget Jacobs.

Due to complications with the dive team, they were unable to retrieve the remains that were found. They will resume efforts at daybreak Saturday, officials said.

Officials told KRCR at the scene that shortly after 6:30 p.m. the dive team stopped their search of the lake after one diver had an incident. Prior to stopping search efforts Friday, officials said they located body parts and cinder blocks in the Brandy Creek area. The diver reportedly came up too quickly and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

To see more of our in-depth coverage into the investigation of Bridget Jacobs' murder, click here.

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