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Downey Woman Attempts Suicide, Jumps Off San Gabriel River Overpass

HMG-CN Crime Wire

At approximately 11:30 a.m., Downey Police Officers responded to the Florence Avenue overpass at the San Gabriel River regarding an attempted suicide. When Downey Officers arrived they discovered a female victim in the riverbed suffering from head trauma.

Prior to police arrival, witnesses reported that the victim, a 25 year old female Downey resident, who was alone at the time, jumped from the overpass in an apparent attempted suicide. Downey Fire Department responded for medical aid and transported the victim to a local area hospital. The victim remains in critical condition. Downey Police Detectives are currently investigating the incident and no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Downey Police Department at (562) 904-2308 or Detective Paul Hernandez at (562) 904-2330.

To provide information ANONYMOUSLY, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or by texting the letters TIPLA, plus, to CRIMES (274637) or by using the website.

Press inquiries may be directed to Lieutenant Mark McDaniel at (562) 904-2370 or Sergeant Dwayne Cooper at (562) 904-2340.

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