A beautiful 28 year old mother of 4 is still missing after a 9-1-1 call reported her jumping from the Burnside Bridge at 2:20 AM on December 6, 2008. Many of her loved ones are still searching for closure in this sad case. According to the limited information on this case, she was enjoying a night out with friends, and then there was a 9-1-1 call that she had jumped from the Burnside Bridge.
The Coast Guard, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol and the Portland Fire Department searched for a woman who jumped from the Burnside Bridge near downtown Portland, Ore., Saturday.
Coast Guard Sector Portland received a report from local 911 that the woman was seen jumping from the bridge at approximately 2:20 a.m. A 25-foot smallboat crew from Station Portland and an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., joined with crews from the river patrol and fire department to search the area for two hours with no sign of the woman.
"The Coast Guard and other local crews who worked on this case searched both sides of the Willamette River extensively in hopes of finding this woman," said Lt. j.g. Ryan Harry, public affairs officer for Sector Portland.
The search was suspended at 4:20 a.m. As far as we know, no one has resumed the search. A brief memorial was held for her 12/12/08 at the site.
Her body is still unrecovered. It is still unclear if this was intentional or accidental. She was a student at Concorde Career Institute. She was a single mother of 3 boys and 1 girl who was loved by her friends and family. We miss you Ruby.