Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lee Bridge Death Investigation

At approximately 12:39 p.m., the Richmond Police Department was called to the Lee Bridge for a report of a male jumping from the span.

Officers arrived and found a male below the bridge on Belle Isle who was suffering from injuries from the apparent fall.

The victim, a white male in his early 20’s, was taken to VCU Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The Medical Examiner will determine cause of death.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released by detectives.

Officers that responded to the scene conducted interviews with witnesses and have classified this death investigation as a suicide, but the investigation remains open.