Missing teen may have jumped from Golden Gate Bridge, officials say 

Missing Danville teenager Allison 'Alliy' Bayliss may have committed suicide by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge, officials said Wednesday.

The California Highway Patrol said Wednesday new evidence reveals that Bayliss was seen walking onto the bridge earlier this week, but was not seen leaving the span, implying that she may have jumped.

"We have information that Allison walked out onto the Golden Gate Bridge shortly after 10 a.m.," she said. "We don't believe she walked off."

There are cameras on both sides of the bridge, but CHP Capt. Amy Mangan wouldn’t comment on whether there was video footage of any incident related to Bayliss.

Her body has yet to be found, CHP Officer Chris Rardin said.

An intensive search began after Allison, 15, was reported missing by her family Monday.

She was last seen at about 8 a.m. Monday on her bike in front of San Ramon Valley High School in Danville. Her bike was later found near the bridge.

Danville police have said that Allison was considered at-risk and that no criminal activity is suspected.

Allison was a sophomore at San Ramon Valley High School, district spokesman Terry Koehne said. She was a member of the junior varsity swim team and a very good student academically, he said. 

"It's a terrible tragedy," he said. "I think this community went from being hopeful to having our worst fears realized." 

He said the district had counselors at the high school Wednesday working with students, staff and parents to deal with the initial shock of their loss.

A prayer vigil was also scheduled for Wednesday night at Danville Congressional Church at 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in honor of Allison.

"We're going to gather and pray and support each other, and pray for Allison's family," a church spokeswoman said.


Bay City News contributed to this report.

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