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Release Number: 09-337

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

December 15, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060






April  L. Walsh,  DOB  4-24-79

3048 Gates Drive, Apt. 457





December 15, 2009 at 5:02 a.m.


Sunshine Skyway Bridge











Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suicide on the Skyway Bridge.


This morning at approximately 5:02 a.m. HCSO was notified of a possible jumper.  A 1994 Honda Accord was found on the center span of the Skyway in the north bound outside lane.


Later in the morning the body of a female was discovered by the Coast Guard and the body is being transported to O'Neils Marine. 


The body has been positively identified as April Walsh and her next of kin has been notified in California.