Friday, December 23, 2011
Identification concludes two-week search for Olutosin "Tosin" Oyelowo.
The Charleston County Coroner confirms that a female body discovered Wednesday afternoon on Sullivan's Island is that of missing MUSC resident Olutosin "Tosin" Oyelowo. Police had reported that Oyelowo, 25, was seen jumping from the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge on Dec. 9. Her wallet and identification were found along the bridge and her car was parked within walking distance. Read more about Tosin Oyelowo. A Nigerian national whose family immigrated to North Carolina, Oyelowo's disappearance sparked international interest as bloggers from all corners of the globe speculated about her whereabouts. The coroner was able to positively identify the remains Friday with the help of dental records, said Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton. She died as a …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Charleston Police are now in recovery mode.
For the first time since a woman reportedly jumped off of the Ravenel Bridge on Dec. 9, Charleston Police have identified the woman. Police reports from Mount Pleasant Police last week identified the woman as Tosin Oyelowo, a MUSC student who was reported missing on Dec. 9, leading to speculation of her whereabouts across the Internet. Here is a statement released today by spokesman Charles Francis: We have eyewitnesses who have positively identified Tosin Oyelowo as the woman who jumped off the Ravenel Bridge. We recovered her car at the foot of the bridge and some of her personal items from the scene. Now we are in a recovery mode when it comes to finding her body. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the United States …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Two reports name victim, but Internet sites question jumper's fate.
Incident reports from two police agencies regarding last week's Ravenel Bridge jumping incident name a MUSC pharmacy resident as the apparent victim, but Internet sites and social networking posts are fueling speculation about the fate of Olutosin "Tosin" Oyelowo. Mount Pleasant police and Charleston police, the two agencies that responded first to the bridge around 3:30 p.m. Friday, list the 25-year-old woman as the apparent victim, but after a week of searching police have not located any remains. Online concern centers around the belief that Oyelowo is missing and has perhaps met some harm at the hands of another individual. Some sites express concern for why the case hasn't been more well covered in the media. "I am hoping we can use …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Reports say 25-year-old pharmacy resident left her purse, ID and car behind.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
UPDATE (Dec. 23, 2011 @ 4 p.m.): The coroner has positively identified a body found on Sullivan's Island as that of Tosin Oyelowo. Read more here. UPDATE (Dec. 16, 2011 @ 3 p.m.): Second police report offers more details on bridge-jumping case as multiple agencies continue to search the water for Olutosin "Tosin" Oyelowo. Read the latest story. The original story follows: The woman who reportedly jumped from the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge on Friday was a 25-year-old MUSC student, according to police reports and various online articles. Olutosin "Tosin" Oyelowo, a Nigerian national with roots in Wake Forest, NC, was last seen by motorists and pedestrians leaping from the Bridge, a Mount Pleasant police report states. Calls reporting the …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Charleston Police are investigating the Friday afternoon incident.
A woman jumped from the northbound side of the Ravenel Bridge this afternoon, and Charleston Police are investigating. The woman jumped from Highway 17 into the river at approximately 3:41 p.m., according to spokesman Charles Francis with the Charleston Police Department. Mount Pleasant closed the pier at Waterfront Park just before 5 p.m. as four boats searched the water.