Police say Mo. bridge jumpers likely father, daughter
Friday, March 22, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say a father and daughter are presumed dead after jumping into the Missouri River from the Christopher S. Bond Bridge while holding hands.
The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/16Nh281) reports witnesses told police two people got out of a truck around 11:35 a.m. Thursday, climbed over the railing and jumped into the water about 120 feet below.
Police say the woman was holding something in a blanket that initially was thought to be a baby but more likely was the family’s Chihuahua.
The victims are believed to be a father in his 50s and daughter in her 30s who lived in a mobile home south of Kansas City in a rural area.
The bodies have not been recovered.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com