Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Woman Jumps to Death from Milton-Madison Bridge
Date of News Release: 05/30/2011
(Milton, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police (Post 5) is conducting a death investigation in Trimble County of a Madison, Indiana woman who apparently jumped to her death from the Milton-Madison bridge yesterday (5/29). Troopers and the Madison Police department responded at 5:03 a.m. (5/29) to the Milton-Madison Bridge after receiving reports of an unattended vehicle left running in the roadway. The vehicle was determined to be owned by Rebecca Zirkle, 31 years old of Madison. A joint search was conducted at the scene by the U.S. Coast Guard, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Louisville Metro Police Dive Team, however nothing was located.
The U.S. Coast Guard later located the body of Rebecca Zirkle at 9:37 p.m. near the Westport (Oldham County) area of the Ohio River. Trooper Walt Szczepan is leading the ongoing death investigation.