Thursday, October 18, 2018
Public safety

Deputies identify woman who leapt from Sunshine Skyway bridge

Deputies have identified a woman who jumped from the Sunshine Skyway bridge on Tuesday afternoon.

Elizabeth Byrnes, 28, of Sarasota, drove her vehicle to the northbound center span of the bridge about 3:15 p.m., got out, walked to the rail and jumped. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue crews later recovered her body from Tampa Bay.

Witnesses reported seeing her jump and deputies found her empty vehicle parked nearby.

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Published: 10/18/18