Ada Police have identified an Ada resident who took their own life Monday.
Ada Public Information Director Lisa Bratcher confirmed the victim’s death Monday evening as police searched for clues to their identity, going door to door at several apartment complexes and residential developments in the vicinity of the North Oak Avenue bridge over state Highway 1.
“There was no identification on (the victim) when (police officers) found (them),” Bratcher said.
Bratcher said Tuesday the victim has been identified, and their death is being treated as a suicide. For that reason, The Ada News will not publish the victim’s name or photo.
Bratcher said witnesses reported seeing the victim near the bridge behaving in a manner that concerned them. A witness called 911 to report what they had seen, but by the time police arrived, the victim had already sustained life-threatening injuries. The victim was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital Ada.
Bratcher urged anyone who may be in crisis or suffering from emotional distress, or those around them, to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — a free, 24-hour confidential service that can provide them with support, information and local resources for help.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline may be reached by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or by visiting their website at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.