CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The scene was quiet Wednesday after Jackie Coles’ body was found in her house Tuesday. Her estranged husband, Noel Coles, Jr., was taken into custody in Indiana Tuesday night for violating an order of protection Jackie had against him. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office still has not confirmed he is their suspect in this homicide.
Flowers and candles sit outside the home where 44-year-old Jackie Coles was found dead Tuesday morning. At around 7:30 deputies were called to the home on Weinland Street near Braun Street for a welfare check after a coworker told non-emergency dispatch something wasn’t right.
In an exclusive interview, Jackie’s sister and cousins in Centerville sat down with 2 NEWS’ Madeline Ashley. They told her about the kind of woman Jackie was and how they want her to be remembered.
Belinda Morris, Jackie’s sister said, “She wanted to live, and she tried to live, and she worked hard.” Morris said her parents are “totally broken and lost.”
Cole’s family believes Jackie was killed by her estranged husband, Noel Coles, Jr. Jackie’s cousin, Christina Siegel, told 2 NEWS, “She had the best heart and he took her from us.”
A 911 caller said, “I’m on my way to work and I was talking to one of my coworkers and I heard some screaming and the phone dropped. I don’t know if she was arguing with her kids or not, but I know she has a protection order against her husband.”
The husband, Noel Coles, Jr. is a person of interest in Jackie’s death and was taken into custody around 7 pm Tuesday night in Hancock County, Indiana.
Major Andy Reynolds of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said, “He’s currently being held on a temporary protection violation from our county.” Reynolds said Coles, Jr. is awaiting extradition back to Ohio as they also follow other leads.
Reynolds said, “He could fight extradition at which time we’d have to get a Governor’s warrant. He’d go in front of a judge in Indiana. The judge would either deem if he comes back or doesn’t. Or he could sign off on the extradition, and we’d go pick him up.”
If Coles, Jr. refuses, Reynolds said the investigation is all up to science.
A vigil is being held at the home of Jackie Coles at 8:30 pm. 2 NEWS will be at that event and you can read about it on WDTN.com.
For anyone struggling with domestic violence, Jackie Cole’s cousin Robin Hall is encouraging them to reach out to the Abuse & Rape Crisis Shelter of Warren County, or call them at 888-860-4084.