Oregon Boy Found Dead After Mother Says She Threw Him Off Bridge

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Jillian McCabe is accused of throwing her 6-year-old son over the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon, Monday evening.

Jillian McCabe is accused of throwing her 6-year-old son over the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon, Monday evening.

A 6-year-old boy was found dead in the frigid waters of Oregon’s Yaquina Bay after his mother told police she threw him off a bridge Monday evening, authorities said.

The body of London McCabe was found in the water about a mile from the Yaquina Bay Bridge about 10:20 p.m., roughly four hours after his mother called 911 to say she’d thrown him from the span, Newport police said.

The mother, Jillian Meredith McCabe, 34, was arrested on charges of aggravated murder, murder and first-degree manslaughter, police said.

McCabe, of nearby Seal Rock, called police around 6:30 p.m. Monday “saying she threw her child over the side,” Newport Police Chief Mark Miranda said.

The water of Yaquina Bay is more than 100 feet below the bridge. Chances of survival from a fall that high were “minimal,” Miranda said.

Even if a person survived the fall, the chief said, one could survive the frigid water for only about 20 minutes.

Police have not commented on the cause of the boy’s death or a possible motive.

McCabe was being held at the Lincoln County jail Tuesday morning with bail set at $750,000.

Two boats and a Coast Guard helicopter searched the water for hours before the body was found, Coast Guard spokesman Jonathan Klingenberg told CNN.


  • Brutally Honest

    It would be an honor to me to be the one to throw this FAT B**** from the very same bridge! I hope she suffers lots of pain and misery while sitting in prison and dies a very very slow miserable death.

    • MomOf5

      Good idea!
      My husband is sick and I need to care for him and our five children. I’ve lost my sister earlier this year and my father last year. However, regardless of how stressed I feel. Twisted thoughts would never even enter my mind. It churns my stomach reading what this sick cow did. She could’ve made other choices and this insanity defence is garbage. She knew exactly what she was doing and decided to take the selfish way out. RIP sweet-pea😢

  • Marnie Nixon

    The aggravated murder charge carries the possibility of the death penalty with it. While I am certain this hog-woman will claim “the voices” told her to do it, I hope whatever jury hears her case isn’t swayed. If ever a human swine deserved the force of justice, this is she.

  • Shannon

    This is the type of person that we do not need to spend the time nor money on congesting our courts!!! A 50 cent piece of lead in a brass jacket will suffice!!!

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