Mom: I Threw My 6-Year-Old Son Off Bridge

Boy's body found last night in Oregon
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2014 7:30 AM CST
Mom: I Threw My 6-Year-Old Son Off Bridge
Mugshot of Jillian McCabe.   (Newport Police Department, via KGW)

A 6-year-old boy was found floating near a marina in Newport, Ore., just a short time after a woman made a 911 call saying she had thrown her son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge, the AP reports. Police have arrested 34-year-old Jillian McCabe and charged her with aggravated murder, murder, and first-degree manslaughter, with bail set at $750,000, after London McCabe's body was tracked down following a good Samaritan call. "The fire department got there first and recovered the body," a Coast Guard spokesman tells NBC News. "It's absolutely a tragedy." McCabe allegedly told police she heard voices in her head telling her to carry out the act, KGW reports.

NBC News notes that an Oregon woman by the same name and with social-media pictures that match the mugshot released by Newport police recently pleaded for money on to help her take care of her autistic son, London, and her husband, Matt, who had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and gone from being "the sole breadwinner and provider to not" in two weeks' time. "I love my husband and he has taken care of myself and my son for years and years and now it's time for me to take the helm," she wrote. In a blog post ostensibly penned by the same Matt McCabe (he talks about his wife Jillian and son London), the author wrote in April: "Some of you 'know' and some of you don't. Jillian and I are living apart right now. … We are still 'together' but living apart. This has been very difficult, but life is unique, right?" (This mom is accused of fatally putting booze in her son's IV.)

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