Sarah is the possible name given to a woman who died by suicide on the 10th of August 2000 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
She was seen climbing over a guard rail on the Arthur Laing Bridge’s north end, and moments afterwards two passing drivers saw her jump off the bridge. She fell nine meters before landing on the South West Marine Drive off-ramp.
The impact of the jump fractured her ribcage, collar bones, the left side of her jaw, and several of her teeth. Some of her broken bones punctuated her lungs, causing them to fill up with blood. Sarah did not die instantly and was pronounced dead at 11:25am in the Vancouver General Hospital.
In the inside of one of her pockets was a page that had been ripped from a phone book that listed social service organisations. There were also three pieces of scrap paper with numbers written on them. The numbers were eventually traced to Abbotsford, Port Coquitlam and Whistler.
One of the phone numbers had the name “Buzz” written next to it. This was eventually found to be a man from Surrey who had met “Sarah” in New Westminster, but he did not know her name.
One employee from Queens Avenue United Church believed that the young woman had stopped by their soup kitchen around three weeks before she jumped. The employee said that they thought her name was Sarah but did not know her surname or any other details about her.
Other homeless shelters also thought that “Sarah” may have stayed with them in the weeks prior to her death. One person who recognised “Sarah,” said that she was kicked out of her home by a former boyfriend and that she worked briefly as a sex worker in New Westminster, but she didn’t want to continue to live like that.
The police do not think that “Sarah” was not on the streets for very long before her death.
“Sarah” is described as being a white female, between 30 and 50 years old, 5″10′ to 5″11′ and weighing 140 – 141lbs. She had hazel/brown eyes, and dark brown hair that was slightly curly and starting to turn grey. The fingernail on her right index finger was missing. She also had a 1cm scar on her left upper arm, a 1cm scar on the back of her right hand, and 1.5cm scars on both of her knees. There was no evidence that “Sarah” had used drugs in the past, and at the time of her passing, there were no drugs or alcohol in her system.
At the time of her passing, she was wearing a white t-shirt, black blouse, black pants, black footwear, a heavy green and black tweed jacket and round, silver-framed glasses.
Do you know who “Sarah” was?
Unsolved, Suicide, Unidentified, Jane Doe, Vancouver, 2000, Canada, True Crime, Mystery