Authorities Determine the Identity of the Woman Who Jumped off a Ukiah Bridge

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) featureLast Friday, October 15, 2021, an eyewitness watched a woman jump off the Ron Ledford Memorial Bridge on Talmage Road east of Ukiah. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten told us the woman remained unidentified until yesterday when investigators determined the woman to be Jacith Trumpower, a 37-year-old from Ukiah, California.

As to how the woman was identified, Captain Van Patten told us a patrol deputy had contacted her “a day or two before her death.” At that point, Trumpower was reported as a missing person but “wasn’t missing, just didn’t want to talk with the reporting person,” Captain Van Patten told us.

As per scanner traffic from Friday, first responders were dispatched to the Ron Ledford Memorial Bridge on Talmage Road after an eyewitness reported a woman jumping off the northwest portion of the bridge. First responders attempted CPR on the woman but were unable to resuscitate her stating she was deceased from a “trauma event.”

Once again, in the spirit of supporting the community and the all-too-common struggle for mental health, the following are resources that can help if you or a loved one are struggling with thoughts of suicide: 

  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-6264, [email protected]
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): (800) 662-4357
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): (866) 615-6464
  • Mental Health America Hotline: Text MHA to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741

Earlier: MCSO Unable to Identify Woman Who Plunged to her Death off Talmage Road Bridge in Ukiah Friday

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Shaka
Shaka
1 month ago

Rest In Paradise. Please Be Respectful In Your Comments 🙏

lol
lol
1 month ago
Reply to  Shaka

Invoking religion is not exactly being respectful. Keep it to yourself.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  lol

What a nasty comment to Shaka! If that is all you have to say then “keep it to yourself.”

Ben Round
Ben Round
1 month ago

Tragic. May we all be perceptive and care enough to recognize when the people in our lives need help. We can be the best defense to help prevent suicides. And, sometimes, we can’t stop it.
I wish peace of mind to those who knew and cared about Jacith.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ben Round
AkbarD
Akbar (@akbar270)
1 month ago

Kym – typo in title: of vs off

The Real Brian
The Real Brian (@brianroman911)
1 month ago

Title: *Off.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago

So very sad. I am pleased that they have identified her. Condolences to her family and friends. I pray Jacith will RIP.

North west
North west
1 month ago

Poor girl. Sounds like it took a few days to make up her mind.
Vary depressing story.