Twenty eight-year-old Josh Powell is in custody and charged with the murder of his wife, Jaclyn. Police say Powell called 911 Sunday morning and confessed to the crime. But close friends are struggling to believe that Jaclyn and is gone and her husband is behind bars.
“Great, great mom. So proud of those two,” says friend Abby Graham.
Graham says she never saw any warning signs during Josh and Jaclyn`s four year marriage.
“We were pretty close. I never would have thought Josh would, I never thought that would happen, ever,” says friend Amanda Loftus.
Saturday night, police say the couple got into a fight Powell intentionally hit and killed his 25-year-old wife at their home in Ogden. He didn't report it until the next day.
“Complete shock. I fell down to my knees. I couldn`t believe it that she`s gone. It`s not right. She should be here,” says Graham.
Their childhood friend was small in size, but had a big personality.
“She was down for anything,” says Loftus.
“Always a big smile on her face. Always a good time. Always so full of life,” says Graham.
Even without their mother, Jaclyn`s friends know her kids will always have a loving home. The two are staying with their grandmother.
“They're going to be taken care of and they'll know their mom loved them. That's one thing they'll always know,” says Graham.
Family and friends are planning a candlelight service in Jaclyn's hometown. It's scheduled for Tuesday night at 7:30 at Madrid High School. Friends are also raising money for her two children. There's an effort to sell t-shirts to raise money on Facebook or you can make a donation online. Both options can be found under the “Seen on 13” tab.