NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – The woman who said she threw her 6-year-old son off a historic bridge in the coastal Oregon city of Newport has been arrested on murder and manslaughter charges.
Police say 34-year-old Jillian Meredith McCabe of Seal Beach called 911 at 6:25 p.m. Monday to report she had thrown her son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
The Coast Guard and Lincoln County searchers found the body at 10:23 p.m. in the bay.
Police found McCabe on the bridge and booked her into the Lincoln County Jail, with bail set at $750,000. She hasn’t yet had a court appearance or lawyer assigned.
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The Yaquina Bay arched bridge is one of the most famous on the Oregon coast. It opened in 1936 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.