A mother of three committed suicide by jumping off a bridge while her kids were left in the car.
The mother of three stopped her car on a bridge, with her three children inside, then walked to the railing and jumped off the bridge to her death.
Woman identified as Stanlee Allyn Holbrook, 26, a Pennsylvania woman, committed suicide after she jumped to her death off of the Homestead Grays Bridge around 7:20 p.m. on Friday. Authorities said her body was recovered around 9:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman, Chris Togneri said in a statement that emergency responders were called after multiple witnesses reported seeing a woman standing on the outer bridge railing.
“The woman stopped her vehicle in traffic on the bridge and went to the railing. Police discovered three children, between the ages of 1 and 9, still in the vehicle.”
It took the efforts of her friends on social media to identify the children as hers when initial reports stated that they were unsure if the children belonged to Holbrook.
The children were taken to a hospital for evaluation and will be turned over to the Allegheny County Children, Youth, and Family Services.
Holbrook had in October last year written about her children on Facebook, claiming she will always love them.
She wrote at the time:
My kids are the realest ones on my team the love they give me is unconditional im blessed ik it gets hard but I signed up for this job no matter the highs or lows im always give them my all BCus my creator gave me each day to value them an share the moments best feeling hearing momma I love u