Linnea Lomax Committed Suicide By Hanging

Mom discovered the body of the missing UC Davis student

The parents of UC Davis student Linnea Lomax said their 19 year-old daughter committed suicide by hanging from a tree, KCRA3 reported.

Lomax’s parents held a news conference at Cold Springs Community Church in Placerville Tuesday.

Her mother was among the group of searchers who discovered her body, according to KCRA3.

Lomax was last seen on June 26 in the 800 block of Howe Avenue in Sacramento, where she had attended a scheduled appointment at an out-patient psychiatric hospital, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s office.

She had earlier suffered from a nervous breakdown due to final exams, authorities said.

When Lomax’s parents went to pick her up from the appointment, they learned she had already left, News10 reported.

El Dorado County authorities said Lomax had left for lunch with no identification, no money and no transportation.

Family and friends established the Help Find Linnea Foundation, and for more than two months some 900 volunteers helped in the search for the missing student.

Lomax’s body was discovered Friday morning in a heavily wooded area along the American River north of Glenn Hall Park in Sacramento’s River Park neighborhood.

Michael Ann Riley September 12, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Oh Wow, that is just horrible. I'm so sorry for the family, and sad that a young woman could feel this desperate.
Bob Miller September 13, 2012 at 05:50 AM
I don't think I've ever left a "comment" on line for anything, but I was inexplicably drawn to this story and this video. This could have been my daughter, and like Linnea's parents, ... I would be without the comfort of understanding, in trying to deal with this tragedy. Why? Why? But then, . . . there is no sane or rational reason. As one of my colleagues said to me the other day, "Bob, understand the depression is a terminal disease, and even with the right treatment, sometimes people don't make it..." My heart goes out to Linnea's family and friends. Thank you for giving me this few moments of contemplation about how fortunate we all are in this world. Love your friends and nurture them.


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