Petal bridge jumper identified, ruled suicide

Petal bridge jumper identified, ruled suicide

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - A Petal woman died Monday after witnesses said she jumped off a bridge in Forrest County.

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict pronounced Carla Butler, 42, dead at the scene shortly after 6:15 p.m.

Officials say witnesses saw Butler jump off a bridge near the intersection of Highway 42 and Highway 11.

An investigation into the incident led Benedict to rule Butler's death a suicide.