Speaking to The Huffington Post last year she spoke candidly about her disability.
“When I have a meltdown, I often have self-injurious behaviour and I often self-harm.”
Although this video was later made private, Jacobs continued to post other videos of the dog consoling her up until three days before she died.
Speaking to AZ Family, Detective Esteban Flores from the Mesa Police Department in Arizona said the police had received multiple calls about a suicidal woman that day.
“She had one knife that we know of, she had something else we're not sure what it was, the officers said it was dark inside the room.
“When she made contact with them she approached them with the knife, extended it out, and they felt threatened.”