Suicide off Harvard Bridge last Thursday

Suicide off Harvard Bridge last Thursday

Last Thursday, Oct. 20, Massachusetts State Police recovered the body of a woman from the Charles River after a witness reported seeing the woman jump off the Harvard Bridge into the river. The witness reported the jump around 6:20 a.m., and the body was recovered by police divers around 8 a.m.

According to a press release from Daniel F. Conley, Suffolk County district attorney, the woman was not carrying any identification. Authorities identified her as a 21-year old Dorchester resident after the State Police released photographs of her jewelry.

Officials shut down the Harvard Bridge after the woman was seen jumping into the river. The bridge was opened again after the body was recovered, but delays from closure radiated outward to the Boston University bridge around 8 a.m.

—Derek Chang