Early-morning bridge death on Fairmount


A big but brief rescue callout early this morning to the stretch of road you see above, Fairmount beneath the Admiral Way bridge – brief because the person, described by police as an “adult male,” was dead at the scene, according to WSB photojournalist Christopher Boffoli, who went there to investigate the callout. The King County Medical Examiner will investigate the death, but crews at the scene told Christopher it appeared to be suicide. As we’ve reported before, suicide is an epidemic that needs to be addressed, not ignored as is the policy of some media, so we report it here along with other means of violent death. For those who have thought about it — the local Crisis Clinic is there to help: 206/461-3222. There’s a national hotline at 800/SUICIDE. MARCH 28 UPDATE: The King County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms the person found under the bridge was a suicide victim, a 54-year-old West Seattle man.

9 Replies to "Early-morning bridge death on Fairmount"

  • JanS March 23, 2008 (2:07 am)

    this is so very tragic and sad..I heard the sirens, trucks…I’m only a couple of blocks from there. I never really thought of that happening there…so very sad…

  • dooey March 23, 2008 (12:33 pm)

    How horrible

  • GB March 23, 2008 (1:58 pm)

    It is profoundly sad. Thank you for mentioning the Crisis Clinic. They are such a valuable resource. GB

  • John Moe March 24, 2008 (9:47 am)

    Whoever the person was that died, the effects of his or her actions will be with their family and friends forever. I grieve for the person who was so desperate as to do this and I wish much-needed strength for those left behind who will live with this for the rest of their lives.

    I know it’s been mentioned on WSB before, but the Out of the Darkness Overnight is coming up:

  • Jackie Winter March 24, 2008 (12:21 pm)

    I don’t know who this man was but I have found myself thinking of him, as well as the one’s he has left behind. It is so sad that person feels such hopelessness that death seems the only way out.

  • Blythe March 27, 2008 (1:59 am)

    Yea I was the pizza guy who found his body, very unexpected..

  • sonya April 1, 2008 (6:38 am)

    He was my uncle and we got the terrible call yesterday (3/31) We are so upset and in so much denial. There are so many unanswered question’s. He was a great man and he will be greatly missed. I love you “Uncle Lino”

  • Eileen April 1, 2008 (7:47 pm)

    He was my friend and I still keep thinking he’ll pull into the driveway. Mr. Lino, I wish I had understood more. I hope you have found peace.

  • Steve April 7, 2008 (2:29 pm)

    Lino, we know you are with Bill now – the pain must have been incredible that we will never know…We love you & miss that incredible laugh that was so infectious that you will never know…

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