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1954 - 1959 jump events

updated: 12.29.12
articles about skyway jumpers before this site was created.
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11.08.59: jumper, male, lives • his second attempt. he was saved on 01.27.59.
John Wright, 33

 




 
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10.13.59: jumper, female, died
Mary Sirmons, 33

 
 

 
 
tbo.com, Car found parked on bridge with headlights on. Suicide note left at home.
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09.29.59: jumper, male, died
William Karsen, 60
09.29.59: full article


tbo.com, Borrowed car, drove to bridge, jumped.
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08.23.59: jumper, male, died
Willie Butler, 41

 
 
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02.07.59: full article
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01.27.59: save, male • his first attempt. he jumped on 11.08.59.
John Wright, 33
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11.19.58: jumper, female, died
Mary Fitch, 31


tbo.com, Parked car on bridge. Removed clothes, jumped. Only shoes were found with car. Body recovered same day.
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10.23.58: jumper, female, died
Mary Bowlus, 33

 
 
 
 
tbo.com, Stopped car on main span, took off shoes, jumped. Died a week and half later.
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10.16.58: jumper, male, died
Matthew Heinzman, 74
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02.26.58: jumper, male, died
Alexander MacKenzie, 56
02.26.58: full article
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02.03.58: jumper, male, died, body recovered 19 days later.
Robert Simmons, 36
02.04.58: full article






tbo.com, Car found abandoned on bridge. Body recovered 19 days later.
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11.11.57: jumper, female, died • the first reported skyway suicide jumper.
Doris Ann Reed, 31
 

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09.10.54: jump threat, male
John Franklin
earliest known skyway suicide media mention, 4 days after opening.

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09.06.54: the first skyway bridge two-lane single span opens.
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