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    FL - Phoebe Jonchuck, 5, dropped from 60' bridge, St Petersburg, 8 Jan 2015

    St. Petersburg police say a girl has died after being thrown from a bridge into Tampa Bay and a suspect is in custody.

    Public information officer Yolanda Fernandez told The Associated Press that rescuers who found the girl attempted to resuscitate her. She was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead early Thursday morning. She was not immediately identified. Fernandez said in an earlier statement that a St. Petersburg police officer saw a person throw the girl in the water
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/p...ridge-28076918

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    Oh MY.
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    A 5-year-old girl has died after being thrown from a bridge into Tampa Bay and a suspect believed to be her father is in custody, St. Petersburg police said early Thursday.
    http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/art...da-6001179.php

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    No words to describe how angry and devastating this is....AGAIN.
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    There is info on his name in msn now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovi Girl View Post
    There is info on his name in msn now.
    photo, too.
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...proach/2212878

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    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/...#__federated=1

    The girl's father, John Jonchuck, 25, was arrested and taken to the Pinellas County Jail...

    Fernandez said rescuers attempted to resuscitate Phoebe Jonchuck. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead early Thursday morning...

    The officer saw a PT Cruiser speed by and initiated a traffic stop at about midnight. Fernandez said the officer saw the driver stop on the Dick Misner Bridge on the approach to the Sunshine Skyway and throw Phoebe.

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    http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/p...-say-1.9785505

    A St. Petersburg police officer who was heading home just after midnight tried to stop a PT Cruiser that passed him going about 100 mph. The officer said the car stopped on the approach to the Skyway bridge and he saw a man get out and throw a child over the rail into Tampa Bay. The officer said the man then got back into his car and drove south.

    Rescue crews arrived and pulled the little girl from the water. But Phoebe Jonchuk died at 2:44 a.m. at a hospital. Her father, John Jonchuk, was stopped by Manatee Sheriff's deputies about 30 minutes later.
    http://www.wfla.com/story/27788918/b...dge-in-st-pete

    Police say the girl was alive when she was thrown. She fell about 62 feet to her death.

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    'Demented' ... one word news media is using to describe this man. I'm sure more info will come out in the next few days as to his state of mind. Not that I'm interested in peering into such a depraved mind. These past few weeks have had way too many senseless deaths of innocent babies and toddlers! This represents the lowest of 'humanity'.

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    I haven't seen a word about little Phoebe's mother yet. Where is she?


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    I saw in an article that he had custody of her & that the mother was notified. So sad.

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    One article (linked in post #6 above) stated that police contacted Phoebe's mom, who lives in the area, but that JJ had full custody.

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    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...proach/2212878

    Dishman's boyfriend, Manuel Almanza, 30, said Jonchuck seemed to be an "excellent father," though Dishman saw him differently. Jonchuck would frequently yell at Phoebe and lock her in her bedroom, she said... But he never hit her, Dishman said. "I would never think that he would have hurt her"...

    Jonchuck had been staying with his father, John Jonchuck Sr., 57, since he moved out of Dishman's house. His father said Jonchuck and Phoebe had been at the house Wednesday night and must have left for the Skyway after he had gone to bed. The father said he did not hear any fighting, that night or any other time.

    Phoebe's grandmother and Jonchuck's mother, Michelle, said she saw the child last night at her other grandparents' house.

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    I saw this on Facebook last night. How unbelievably heartbreaking! If he did lock her in her room and yell at her constantly and also had sole custody of her I can't imagine what her home life must of been like, and why he was deemed fit to be the custodial parent. Poor sweet Phoebe, you are safe now and flying with the angels.


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    Horrid

    It wasn't clear if the girl — Phoebe Jonchuck — was alive at that moment, and investigators are awaiting the results of a medical examiner's report to determine when the kindergartner died. "I don't even know what was going through this guy's mind," Holloway said.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-co...lorida-n282036
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