November 5, 2014

jillian-mccabeOregon – On  Monday Nov. 3, Jillian Meredeth McCabe admitted to throwing her son, London McCabe, aged 6 from Yaquina Bay Bridge.  Her son had autism. His body was found later on that evening at 10.30 pm near the Embarcadero Resort.

The LA Times article report that the Newport Police Department stated that McCabe made a 911 phone call at 6.25pm saying;

“I just threw my son over the Yaquina Bay Bridge,”

Court documents state that when the police arrived at the scene she was still on her phone talking to the dispatcher.

The bridge was closed and a search went underway by the the  U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.

Matthew McCabe, London’s father told the authorities that his son is never left alone, he is always with them.

It also came to light that a police officer who had been traveling north across the bridge, half an hour before the 911 call was made, had seen a person matching McCabe’s description, carrying a child and at the time did think this was strange as the child seemed too big to be carried.

McCabe had kept a personal blog ‘Autistic London‘ from 2011 – 2012 telling of her life with her son. She stopped writing the blog due to her husband’s debilitating neurological disease.

In her last blog post dated Dec. 13 she posts about London settling into preschool, shows a photo of him dressed as a monkey for Halloween and tells of him using roller skates for the first time.

McCabe is now being held on a $1-million bail, with four felony counts including, aggravated murder, murder, first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter.

About the author 

Jo Worgan

Jo Worgan is a published author, writer and blogger. She has a degree in English Literature. She writes about life with her youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum. Jo tweets (@mummyworgan) and is also a freelance columnist for the Lancaster Guardian. ‘My Life with Tom, Living With Autism‘ is her second book and a culmination of her blog posts, and available on Kindle now, along with her first book, Life on the Spectrum. The Preschool years.

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