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Police say Mo. bridge jumpers likely father, daughter

Police say Mo. bridge jumpers likely father, daughter

March 22nd, 2013 in News

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.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com