Now that Philip Jacobs is dead, the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office has opened the files they had as they were building a case against him. Philip and Bridget were married in Hawaii in October of 2015. While there, Philip beat his new wife and left her with facial lacerations and bruising to her head. He was arrested and convicted of domestic violence. The abuse continued and on March 2nd of last year Bridget arrived at One Safe Place in Redding asking for help. She told of a consistent pattern of violence, saying she had been strangled, beaten and threatened with murder. One Safe Place staff offered assistance but, as so many domestic violence victims do, Bridget went back to her abuser. On March 15th of this year a 9-1-1 call was made from their Cottonwood home on Phillip’s cell phone, and all that was heard was a woman screaming and then a hang up. Deputies checked the house and it appeared unoccupied. It’s believed that at that time Bridget was already dead. Five days later, on the 20th, Bridget’s father in New York reported her missing. Deputies spoke with Philip, who hadn’t shown up for work at a walk-in medical clinic for two days. Bridget also had been absent from her job at a car rental service. Philip told deputies that he had made the 9-1-1 call during an argument, and said Bridget had left on foot with her purse, her cell phone, and her little dog. Detectives took over the case the next day and interviewed Philip repeatedly. On the 23rd a search warrant was issued for the Jacobs home after Philip missed an interview appointment with detectives. During the search, Bridget’s cell phone was found in a safe and it had notes on it about her concerns for her safety. Detectives also learned that on the 19th, Philip towed his small sailboat to Whiskeytown Lake. Philip then came forward and told detectives that Bridget had died on the 15th during an argument when she fell down the stairs and possibly broke her neck. He said he kept the body for four days, and then placed her in the boat and drove to Whiskeytown. He said he parked at Brandy Creek, rowed the boat out to deeper waters and dumped Bridget’s body with a cinder block tied to her. What he didn’t say is that he had cut up her body. A leg and other body parts have been found by sheriff’s office divers. The D.A.’s Office has released the information in hopes that other domestic violence victims will take it to heart, realize the danger, and seek help.