The anxious search for Allison Bayliss, the 15-year-old missing teen, came to a tragic ending today after police reportedly said she jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge in an apparent suicide.
Bayliss, a San Ramon Valley High School sophomore, was last seen on Monday at about 8 a.m. at her school locker. Her father found a note by her computer later that evening, which led police to San Francisco's Crissy Field, where they found her purple and black Diamonback bike.
Her father, David Bayliss, and friends spent the last 48 hours scouring the waterfront, looking for their "Alliygator."
According to the California Highway Patrol, Bayliss walked onto the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday. Although police hinted at suicide, they have not yet confirmed it. However, media outlets have reported that the girl left behind a suicide note for her father.
"We have information that came to us in our search and rescue efforts
yesterday as well as our investigative efforts that indicate that
Allison walked out onto the Golden Gate Bridge shortly after 10 a.m. on
Monday morning. It does not appears that Allison walked off the Golden
Gate Bridge," CHP Captain Amy Mangan told reporters. "Our investigative effort now is moving
toward a possible suicide."
Mangan said there are cameras on both sides of the bridge, however, she wouldn't say whether there was footage of any incident related to
Allison, KTVU reports.
A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Danville Congregational Church at 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in Danville.
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