Woman found dead at Newport home named as Jessica 'Jess' Watkins

South Wales Argus: BODY FOUND: Jessica Watkins BODY FOUND: Jessica Watkins

UPDATE: 3.52pm

MEMBERS of Newport City Gaming, where Jessica was a regular visitor, met at the Atlantica bar in Newport on Tuesday, holding a minute's silence for their friend.

A fellow gamer, who described her as the “best friend he ever had,” organised a minute silence in her memory.

He said he decided to organise the silence as Jess was a member of Newport City Games and used to go there quite often.

Friend Bethan Williams, 18, said she met her as a student at Coleg Gwent's Nash campus where Jess was studying ICT.

“She was a really bubbly, happy girl,” she said.

“She liked to party.

“I have known her for about three years now through college and she came to a lot of the video game events as a member of Newport City Games.

“We would meet up every day and just chill.

“Her birthday is on May 22 where she would have been 22 -years-old and she made me promise that I would go out for it - so we will.

“She was really funny, the things she would come out with, she had me in stitches.

“When I found out what had happened I couldn’t breathe - I just collapsed. She was too young.”

Managing director of Newport City Games Jason Reilly has also been left devastated.

“I have known her since Halloween last year,” he said.

“We do a lot of events and she started turning up to the events.

“She wasn’t a big gamer but she was a party person.”

Mr Reilly said that she was also a very generous person.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call 101 quoting log 227 05/05/14.

UPDATE: 9.43pm

THE woman found dead at a Newport house on Monday has been named today as Jessica Watkins.

The Caerleon woman's body was discovered at an address on Bryn Bevan in the Shaftesbury area of Newport.

The family of Jessica (known as Jess) paid tribute to her saying she was "very loved by us and will be greatly missed. She was tragically taken from us too soon. She will always be loved by us all."

A 27-year-old Newport man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody following a warrant for further detention being granted yesterday afternoon.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call 101 quoting log 227 05/05/14.

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12:59am Thu 8 May 14

bendorling says...

She was such a lovely girl who would ever do that to her she was one of my best friends and now iv lost her. We all loved her to bits. She always had a smile on her face and was there for everyone of us. We all miss you so much jess and we all loves you so much to rest in peace from all of us from ben dorling x
She was such a lovely girl who would ever do that to her she was one of my best friends and now iv lost her. We all loved her to bits. She always had a smile on her face and was there for everyone of us. We all miss you so much jess and we all loves you so much to rest in peace from all of us from ben dorling x bendorling
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