Bridge plunge kills woman

November 17, 1993

A 29-year-old woman died yesterday morning after apparently jumping off the Bay Bridge at Annapolis, plunging 180 feet into the Chesapeake Bay, police said.

Mary Alisha Mervine of Seaford, Del., was pronounced dead shortly thereafter, according to Thomas E. Freburger, a spokesman for the Maryland Toll Facilities police.

The spokesman said that commuters reported seeing an abandoned Cadillac at the top of the span in the westbound lanes of U.S. 50 about 8:30 a.m. About the same time, a Department of Natural Resources employee reported having seen the woman jump.

Mr. Freburger said the body was recovered by toll facilities maintenance workers in a boat near where the woman went into the water. They took her to Sandy Point State Park, where a state medical examiner pronounced Ms. Mervine dead.

Police said that no suicide note was left behind and they did not know last night why the woman apparently took her own life.

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