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Police Say Bridge Jumpers Likely Father, Daughter

Posted: Mar 22, 2013 9:47 AM by Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY - Kansas City police say a father and daughter are presumed dead after jumping into the Missouri River from the Christopher S. Bond Bridge while holding hands.

The Kansas City Star reports witnesses told police two people got out of a truck around 11:35 a.m. Thursday, climbed over the railing and jumped into the water about 120 feet below.

Police say the woman was holding something in a blanket that initially was thought to be a baby but more likely was the family's Chihuahua.

The victims are believed to be a father in his 50s and daughter in her 30s who lived in a mobile home south of Kansas City in a rural area.

The bodies have not been recovered.

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