Allison "Alliy" Bayliss Likely Jumped from Golden Gate Bridge

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The anxious search for Allison Bayliss, the 15-year-old missing teen, came to a tragic ending today after police reportedly said she jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge in an apparent suicide.

Bayliss, a San Ramon Valley High School sophomore, was last seen on Monday at about 8 a.m. at her school locker. Her father found a note by her computer later that evening, which led police to San Francisco's Crissy Field, where they found her purple and black Diamonback bike.

Her father, David Bayliss, and friends spent the last 48 hours scouring the waterfront, looking for their "Alliygator."

According to the California Highway Patrol, Bayliss walked onto the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday. Although police hinted at suicide, they have not yet confirmed it. However, media outlets have reported that the girl left behind a suicide note for her father.

"We have information that came to us in our search and rescue efforts yesterday as well as our investigative efforts that indicate that Allison walked out onto the Golden Gate Bridge shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday morning. It does not appears that Allison walked off the Golden Gate Bridge," CHP Captain Amy Mangan told reporters. "Our investigative effort now is moving toward a possible suicide."

Mangan said there are cameras on both sides of the bridge, however, she wouldn't say whether there was footage of any incident related to Allison, KTVU reports.

A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Danville Congregational Church at 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in Danville.
 
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r
r

I was on a "BAY CRUISE" with the blue and gold fleet at this time when she supposedly jumped on this day.  Our boat was underneath the GGbridge just right after she jumped, there was a flare in the water and alot of people above on the bridge looking down in the water.  At the time, our boat stopped under the bridge, a coast guard boat came out and started looking...along with our boat.  Once the coast guard came out, our boat took off back to port.  Once back at port, the captain of our boat said he actually saw the jumper going into the water.....I think the bridge authority/CHP know more than they publicly tell us.  I think there were witnesses or video. 

TR120R
TR120R

Finally there is the truth. Your comments would have been appreciated in the daily press by everyone that was following this tragety as it was unfolding to the public. At least a  couple of weeks after notification of next of kin would have been appropriate for its release. Thank You for the Information

Julian K
Julian K

I understand that the issue of a suicide barrier is highly controversial. Firstly, the $50 million that the proposed and approved net would cost is mere pocket change when it comes to protecting the young people in our community. The bridge is a highly romanticized way to end your own life, and for a young person in the middle of a youthful bout of internal conflict, it is all too easy. For my best friend in high school, the appeal was that it was quick and almost guaranteed successful. Most importantly, she did not want her family to discover her at home in a more gruesome suicide. Properly timed with the tides, my young friend was swept away forever.Almost every week an individual takes their own life at our local monument. Many argue that a person committed to ending their life will do it anyways. To this, I must disagree. A teenager who is ill-equipped to deal with the complicated changes in their life is not a candidate for suicide, and every effort needs to be taken to protect children who think that death is their best option. Death is not the best option for a child, but the bridge makes it too easy. Additionally, a public structure and national monument is not an appropriate place to end one's life, and it is the state's responsibility to help ensure that the bridge plays no further role in the destruction of our families and the breakdown of our community.To those more concerned about finances or the sanctity of the view from the bridge- I challenge you to consider the devastating impact of the premature loss of your own child, your best friend, your parent.

Enxdo
Enxdo

This is nonsense.  Spending 50 million to save the estimated 26 people a year that jump from the bridge is bad economics.  I am sympathetic to those posting here who have lost loved ones, but why not put that money towards suicide prevention programs.  My guess is that 50 million could be spent far more effectively to save or deter more than 26 people per year from suicide.

M59
M59

Absolutely not true, do some research on GGB jumpers, look at the mean, median, and mode age of jumpers.

Mtrautner59
Mtrautner59

As an honor student (AP) and an Odyssey of the Mind student we would know her to be extremely bright and creative. Why would a despondent suicidal individual even care to wear a bicycle helmet and moreover even care to lock their bike to a bicycle rack at Battery East before jumping from the GGB, unless they wanted it to be found?  The Dublin Bart station surveillance video record further knows whether she was transporting a backpack, and the value of her ticket. Consider that a SF Gate blogger posted the following message Tuesday afternoon well before authorities had even announced the change of status in their investigation on Wednesday morning, and that the times provided by the surfer and the police do not correspond.timr 5:32 PM on May 24, 2011This is spooky to consider but yesterday I was surfing Fort Point and believe I witnessed someone jump from the north east side of the bridge in the afternoon. A short while after seeing the unusual splash, someone dropped a flair (sic) from the top of the bridge into the sea. A few boats, including a Ferry, rushed over to the center span so I can only assume someone jumped. I Googled last night but couldn't find anything. I truly hope this isn't what happened and I'm only sharing if it helps family with search. I'm sad and sorry to post this comment. <eom>The IP address of this SF Gate blog poster for further cooperative questioning.  Either a flare was sent off from the bridge on Monday afternoon or it was not.  If a flare was indeed sent off from the bridge then authorities must have belief that something did occur, but did not share it with the media.  If a flare was not sent off why is someone attempting to give the appearance that something did indeed occur?  Why is the Fort Point surfer saying he saw a jumper in the afternoon, but the police are stating 10:00am? I am not trying to encourage any false hope, it is that I just wouldn’t be satisfied until I turned over every last stone for my own peace of mind.My prayers are with Allison Bayliss, her family and friends, and the community at large. God bless.</eom>

John
John

My prayers go out to the Family. As a parent whose daughters car was found abandoned at that Bridge and is Missing. I know their pain. At least they have Closure.I do not.The pain will lessen after time and Maybe They'll put the net So another family will not have to suffer this Agony. Crystal you are missed.

Tinagirl1
Tinagirl1

John--I found compelled to reply. I cannot imagine what you must be going through. My heart just aches for every parents who has to go through this. Alittle story, Blare was adopted at the age of birth to a very weathy family.  Those where her biological parents wishes. Even though our friends are extremenly weathy and very well-know, they loved her and worshipped her.  Soon after they had a girl and then twins-one being another girl and boy.  They gave Blare as much love--even more--then they did the other children, but somehow Blare could not find her way. They did everything humanly possible to help this poor girl who was always tormented.  Last Thanksgiving, Blare took a bottle of Vodka/pills and hung herself. The moral of this story is that parents often blame themselves---and in more cases then one--they should not. Depression is a very serious disease and often times, goes unnoticed.  I will surly keep crystal and your family in my prayers. God bless John--just someone who cares, Tina

Tinagirl1
Tinagirl1

People that are commenting that it could not have been Allison?  Her father found a suicide note from her.  Isn't that proof enough?? The only thingthat is baffeling is the time frame, if she took Bart, from San Ramon to the Bridge. I live very close to the Bridge, and I know that it takes a while to bike there.  This is so sad.  She was beautiful and looked like a lovely girl. My heart goes out to her family and May Allison be a Peace.

Mtrautner59
Mtrautner59

Fort Point surfer saw GGB jumper in the afternoon, not at 10:00am as repordet by police and media.  Something is not right.

Psyche
Psyche

 I agree, put the barrier up. It's too easy for these people to jump...once you jump, there's no going back. To me, it doesn't matter if the bridge is a landmark. Is that more important than someone's life?Sure people are going to say "They'll just do it some other way" but jumping is the end all. You can save someone who's overdosed, and other methods, but when you jump, you can't be saved. I feel sorry for this girl's family.

Jesse's Mom
Jesse's Mom

I was really hoping that this was not the case but had a bad feeling. My son jumped from the GGB over five years ago. His car was found in the parking lot.  He also had directions to the bridge on his computer.   Put up the suicide barrier! No parent should have to go through this hell. I am thinking of the Bayliss family and my heart goes out to them.

Tinagirl1
Tinagirl1

My heart goes out to you. Please read the comment I gave to John.

Allyson
Allyson

Alliy goes to my high school, and I am a sophomore with her.  I know her personally.

She couldn't have gotten into a car.  There's no way.  I know some people want to believe that, but it's just not able to be done.

This might sound cruel, but she's very selfish.  I can't believe that she would WANT to cause all these people pain.

Tinagirl1
Tinagirl1

Allyson:  Don't you understand that for someone to take their own life, they have tobe very sick and are in need of help. They are not thinking of who they are hurting or leaving behind. The only thing that they are thinking about is how to excape the torment that they are going through. This poor girl desperately needed help but would not ask for it.  I am so sorry for you and all of your classmates. You are so very young and should not be going through this.  Allyson, these are the best times of your life.  Enjoy them--charish your parents and your teachers and your friends.Don't let anyone bully you or ruin your precious life.  Have no cares honey escept your homework!!!!! Enjoy life--it goes by ever so fast.  Peace and love to you---Tina

Zoeysmom2010
Zoeysmom2010

Suicide is selfish in a way , but at the same time most people that do it don't mean to be. they think the world is better off with out them (even though everyone else knows it ridiculous). We have no way to know exactly what was going through her head. But if she did just jump off, not tempting the edge long enough for anyone to notice she must of been pretty sure that's what she realy thought had to be done. Only wish she had taken a day, maybe popped online to see all the people that cared. I've lost a few people i know this way and it never makes any sense

anonymous
anonymous

I would argue that thinking about YOUR pain right now is selfish.  Obviously Alliy was in the ultimate pain.  My heart goes out to her and her family

jill
jill

They said "likely".  I think the fact that her father found a note of some kind might play into things.  Sometimes the police don't release all the information to the public until later.

Oaklander
Oaklander

i followed this story early this morning, posting and hoping for an ending that had this young, 15 year-old alive.  i wished for a better ending and I will continue to hold out hope for this girl and her family.  i certainly can relate to confusion and isolation a confused, teen can have.  you just want to hold and tell her it will pass. this reminds of a girl i knew in high school who took her life in the marin headlands and I have never forgotten that i could have shown her more kindness in high school and that our last words were stupid teenage fight weeks before her passing. I am a middle-age adult and this bothers me.

Rebekka
Rebekka

We aren't sure yet that Ally has jumped...just because they have evidence of her ON the bridge and not OFF it doesn't necessarily mean she has jumped..perhaps she got a ride somewhere, maybe she had someone pick her up...let's just pray that she is alive and well somewhere.  We only know for sure she has jumped with evidence...and let's continue to pray that there is evidence that she is still alive.

Allison, if you are reading this..please, come home.  You will get through whatever it is that you are going through that you feel is the end for you..

May God be in the lead during this search for her, and let us find her alive.

HopeForAlly
HopeForAlly

I agree..let's pray until we know for sure...and go from there

Glce4Christ
Glce4Christ

God bless the parents with His peace that surpasses all understanding to guard her heart and mind in the midst of this sad storm.  The fact remains that this young lady died...What in the World is going on,.... when kids are so desperate that they find that this is the only answer they can find?  If she did jump,...I'm sure that she did not intend to leave people behind feeling horribly guilty that they didn't say or do something to help her, or stop her.  I believe God cried when she died...and then gladly took her home with Him to live in eternity.

IzzyPotter
IzzyPotter

Oh god Alliy, why? They announced this at my school this afternoon and everybody, including the teachers and the "bad-ass" eighth grade guys were crying. RIP Alliy.

Enxdo
Enxdo

I was running down by the base of the bridge on Monday, and noticed something wasn't right.  There were flares in the water, and a coast guard boat circling around the base of the first tower.  I asked a surfer what had happened, and he said someone had jumped about 5 minutes before.  Never in my wildest dreams did I suspect it was a 15 year old girl.....just a baby really.....condolences to her family and friends. 

M59
M59

Enxdo: What time did you see the flares and Coast Guard out on the water on Monday?  Thanks.

Enxdo
Enxdo

It was certainly quite a bit past the 10:00 time they are suggesting in the article above.  It was probably somewhere around 12:45, or even 1:00, and the surfer who I spoke with told me he thought someone had jumped about 5 min earlier.  

Allyson
Allyson

Not Alliy.  If it was, we would have heard about it.  It was most likely someone else.  Alliy may have jumped at 10 a.m.  We were still looking for her Tues and Wed.

Tumblingtay1
Tumblingtay1

Isn't their suicide bars around the bridge so no one can get over it?? If so, someone had to see her trying to get over the fence. Doesn't make sense??

Tinagirl1
Tinagirl1

It does make sense but what makes me mad is that thy are suppose to have special GG Bride so-called cops to patrol the bridge.  Ok---they are making good money and I would like to know where the hell they are.  I have never seen one but I know one and he claims to be always working overtime---oh yea----when??????

Enxdo
Enxdo

You don't see them by design.  They are undercover.  

jesse's mom
jesse's mom

No,no suicide barrier, nothing but a 4 ft high railing. This is obviously not a deterrent . Hundreds of people have jumped from this bridge. People need to realize that a barrier needs to be put in place now.

Enxdo
Enxdo

While this is nothing short of a tragedy, I disagree with you about the barrier.  The costs would be huge, it would muddle a landmark, and to assume that a barrier would stop someone hell bent on ending their life is a fallacy.  Who's to say a barrier or safety net (another proposed idea) would even work? That money is better spent on suicide prevention programs. 

Come home alliy
Come home alliy

ALLIY COME HOME! THERES STILL HOPE! AT SCHOOL IT WAS SILENT TODAY BECAUSE EVERYBODY WAS CRYING! WE MISS AND LOVE YOU!! COME BACK HOME! YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE LOVE YOU!<33333

e_dog
e_dog

My heart goes out to her family and friends.

Nikki Nelson
Nikki Nelson

how did she get to San Fran from San Ramon and onto the bridge in a 2 hour period?  I am just confused...we are missing some of the story right? they just state this so casual but something is missing

concerned parent
concerned parent

I agree.  Riding a mountain bike to the closest BART station (Walnut Creek) after clearing out one's locker would take 20 minutes.  8:10-8:30 or 8:40.  Waiting for a train -let's say the 8:50 train which gets into the Embarcadero station at 9:30.  It would take at least ten minutes to get out of the station and onto the Embarcadero.  9:40.  From there it's another 20 minute ride (at least) to Crissy Field/Fort Point.  I'm not exactly sure where the bike was parked, however, I have walked from the bridge to Crissy Field and it took a bit of time.  Could someone not familiar with the city actually do this?  Why didn't anyone see anyone on the bridge around 10:00 am attempting to jump?  I really find it hard to believe. Security cameras have blind spots and how much of the path do they cover at the north tower into Marin?  

hi
hi

There's another BART Station in Dublin.

M59
M59

The surfer at Fort Point saw a GGB jumper in the afternoon, not at 10:00am.  Something is not right.

jill
jill

Don't forget that Security Cameras did spot her walking onto the bridge, so there's no question about that part of it.  As for how sure they are that she jumped rather than got into a car or something, it doesn't say.

This breaks my heart.  I don't know if she was depressed, but I know that it can happen in teenagers and often does more than we realize.  Teenagers often don't have the perspective necessary to realize that they aren't feeling the way they should.

SoccerCoach
SoccerCoach

That is what I was wondering the same thing..IF she is from the Valley then how did get to Frisco in the first place with her bike..UHMMM>>>

IzzyPotter
IzzyPotter

Lots of people ride Bart with their bikes.

Dominique Cucuk
Dominique Cucuk

that makes alot of sense. i don know her but i dont think she would do it. Alliy, if your reading this somehow i want to say how much you need to go home, i dont want you hurt, and neither does your family! please! i dont know you but i do know bye reading everything posted on facebook book there are so many people that love you!

Danelle_Medeiros
Danelle_Medeiros

My heart is breaking for this family and community.  I am still praying and hoping for a miracle here.

Belleyre23
Belleyre23

BREAKS my heart.  It makes you want to go back in time and scream out loud how much everyone cared about her.  But, all we can do now it tell that to everyone else in our life. 

Bless her soul.  She's an angel now.

The O'Mordha
The O'Mordha

Larry, video of her on to the bridge, no video off her off the bridge. 

Anthony
Anthony

Ya couldn't that mean she got into a car?

phartknocker
phartknocker

A car stopping on the bridge? Highly unlikely.

Larry
Larry

Where is there a direct comment from the police that she jumped from the bridge?  I see where they say they have evidence that she went on the bridge and cannot confirm her leaving, but it seems irresponsible to state that she jumped if there is no conclusive evidence.

elmer
elmer

Why would anyone chain and lock their bike if they have already a mind set to commit suicide. She chained her bike with the intention of coming back for it. She's out there somewhere still trying to sort things out on her own. Allison please come home to your family. You are loved by everyone even us strangers.

Tinagirl1
Tinagirl1

Elmer--when one is ready to committ suicide, they usually have everything in place.  They usually leave the note, and they might even do normal everyday tasks. I know that once they have made up their minds, they become extremenly happy, because they are starting the transition to go from the torment they are feeling to peace. Even though they are sick,they know exactly what they are doing.  All I can say is that I pray that Allison has found peace. Now it is her family that have to go though the torment of hell.

Zoeysmom2010
Zoeysmom2010

I thought the same thing,  but then again maybe she left it locked so someone would find it, and know she realy had gone there. I still hope they find her safe and sound but not feeling so positive about the lock anymore.

C High
C High

If you click the link contained in the article (it's the link on "after police reportedly said") you will be taken to an article on ktvu.com which quotes California Highway Patrol Capt. Amy Mangan... said 15-year-old Allison "Alliy" Bayliss walked onto the bridge on Monday morning and “did not walk off.”

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