Missing Woman with Nantucket Ties Found Dead

Body of woman found in Peru, MA woods is Jackie Coutinho
Jackie Coutinho (Courtesy of Hinsdale, MA Police)

A woman reported missing since May 15, 2019 from Hinsdale, MA and with previous ties to Nantucket has been found dead.  A body found by loggers in a heavily wooded area of Peru, MA has been confirmed to be that of Jacqueline "Jackie" Coutinho, according to Hinsdale Police Chief Susan Rathbun.  

Multiple ground and water searches in the Hinsdale area were unsuccessful in locating Ms. Coutinho.  The 53-year-old woman disappeared without a trace after walking outside to look at birds in the back yard of her sisters Hinsdale home.

A statement on a "Find Jackie Coutinho" website reads: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we let you all know that the woman found in Peru, Massachusetts, yesterday, is Jackie. We are devastated; however, we pray that she is dancing in Heaven right now."

Police will continue to investigate the circumstances of Jackie Coutinho's death.


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