CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Suicide from Interstate Bridge
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On Tuesday, January 17th, the Ohio Highway Patrol notified the park that someone had either fallen or jumped 172 feet from the Ohio Turnpike Bridge on Interstate 80 to park land below. The body of a 44-year-old woman was subsequently found between the Cuyahoga River and the Ohio & Erie Canal towpath trail. Protection rangers assisted with on-scene investigation and security. OHP led the investigation; the park assisted. The death has since been ruled a suicide.
Name: Chris Ryan, Chief Park Ranger