Saturday, 13 April 2013

Missing student's purse found on George Washington Bridge: Possible suicide

Missing student's purse found on George Washington Bridge: Possible suicide, Missing college student's purse and keys have been found on the walkway of the George Washington Bridge. This college senior with a 3.8 grade point average was due to graduate within weeks, according to ABC News on Friday, April 12, 2013.

Police believe that Paige Aiello may have jumped off the George Washington Bridge to her death. This is the same bridge where Rutger's student Tyler Clementi jumped to his death in 2010 after his roommates video taped him having gay sex. While no body has washed up in the Hudson River, police think that the 21-year-old may have committed suicide.

The Aiello family said Paige left her parent's Hillsboro, New Jersey home somewhere between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday in her mother's car. She had not asked to use her mother's vehicle, so the family thought this was a bit strange and unlike Paige. Her parents reported her missing at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Paige was an high-achiever as she was captain of the woman's tennis team at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and an excellent student. She was preparing to enter law school at Rutgers in the fall. Paige's father had a warning for parents with kids that are high-achievers. He said that the stress level that they are under really warrants keeping a close eye on them.

Authorities said Paige's purse was found on the pedestrian ramp of the south walkway of the upper level of the GW Bridge. In the purse were her keys and cell phone. The car that she took, which belonged to her mother, was found near the train station in New Brunswick, NJ. The train runs into NYC from that station. Police and rescue crews searched the Hudson River for any sign of Aiello, but nothing was found. Paige would have turned 22 yesterday.

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