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1954 - 1959 jump events

updated: 12.29.12
articles about skyway jumpers before this site was created.
1954-1959    1960-1965    1966-1972
1973-1975    1976-1978    1979-1981
1982-1987    1988-1992    1993-1997
have any factual news, updates, or additions?
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11.08.59: jumper, male, lives
John Wright, 33
his second attempt. he was saved on 01.27.59.






9.
10.13.59: jumper, female, died
Mary Sirmons, 33






tbo.com, Car found parked on bridge with headlights on. Suicide note left at home.
8.
09.29.59: jumper, male, died
William Karsen, 60
09.29.59: full article


tbo.com, Borrowed car, drove to bridge, jumped.
7.
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
John Wright, 33
his first attempt. he jumped on 11.08.59.
.6
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.
5.
10.23.58: jumper, female, died 9 days later
Mary Ann Bowlus, 33






tbo.com, Stopped car on main span, took off shoes, jumped. Died a week and half later.
4.
10.16.58: jumper, male, died
Matthew Heinzman, 74
3.
02.26.58: jumper, male, died
Alexander MacKenzie, 56
02.26.58: full article
2.
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.
.1
11.11.57: jumper, female, died
Doris Ann Reed, 31
the first reported skyway suicide jumper.
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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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1954-1959    1960-1965    1966-1972
1973-1975    1976-1978    1979-1981
1982-1987    1988-1992    1993-1997
 
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