LONG BEACH — A woman who jumped from a downtown parking structure over the weekend remained in serious condition Wednesday, police said.
The woman, who was identified by police as an out-state-resident in her 20 s, allegedly jumped from the parking structure located on the southwest corner at First Street and Pine Avenue at about 1 p.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Aaron Eaton, a Long Beach Police Department spokesman.
"She sustained head trauma and was in critical condition after she arrived at the hospital," Eaton said Monday.
Friends of the woman said she was in town for a hair styling convention and lives in Massachusetts, where she works as a colorist at the Lifestyles Hair Studio in Peabody. The town is a couple of miles from the center of Salem and about 15 miles from Boston.
Police declined to discuss the reason for the suicide attempt, noting the complicated nature of such cases. Once the woman is well enough she will likely undergo psychiatric evaluation, Eaton said.
Witnesses to the incident said they saw the woman pacing at the top of the parking structure and she appeared upset, but they did not suspect anything was seriously wrong until looking back later and seeing her body on the asphalt below.
Authorities urge anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts to get help by calling the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health's Suicide Prevention Crisis Line, 877-727-4747. The toll-free line is available 24 hours a