JENNINGS— An 82-year-old Jennings woman jumped to her death off the U.S. 90 Mermentau River Bridge on Thursday morning, said Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Commander Christopher Ivey.
Deputies recovered the body of Irene F. Jeanise, Ivey said in a news release.
Witnesses at the nearby LeeVac shipyard called the Sheriff’s Office to report a woman jumping from the bridge, he said.
“Deputies arrived and discovered a vehicle parked on top of the U.S. 90 Mermentau River Bridge locked with no one around,” he said.
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