Police have confirmed that the person who jumped off of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge on Dec. 9 was Tosin Oyelowo, a 25-year-old resident at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
Oyelowo had been reported missing when she did not show up for work at MUSC on Dec. 12. Although police still have not recovered the body of the jumper, eyewitness accounts place Oyelowo at the scene. According to an incident report, police also found Oyelowo’s car parked at a Shell gas station near the bridge; her purse and keys were also found at the top of the bridge near where she had been seen around 3:40 p.m on the 9th.
Oyelowo came from Lagos, Nigeria, but her family moved to Raleigh, NC, where she studied at the University of Charleston (West Virginia) School of Pharmacy. At the time of her death, she was a first-year pharmacy resident at MUSC.
Police say they are still looking for her body with the help of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Coast Guard, and Charleston County Rescue Squad.
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