The body of a Sault Ste. Marie woman has been recovered from the second lock of the International Bridge.
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Department has identified the victim as 51-year-old Theresa May Ranger. Officers were dispatched to Ranger’s abandoned vehicle parked in the curb lane of the International Bridge just after 2:00 a.m. Police say they found the vehicle running with one set of footprints leading to the fence at the side of the bridge. According to a toll both attendant, Ranger entered the bridge around 1:35 a.m., and her vehicle was found unattended by a bridge employee plowing the southbound lanes just five minutes later. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department recovered rangers body from the ice on the second lock with the use of their Hovercraft.
There is no indication of foul play. The Medical Examiners Office authorized the release of the deceased to a local funeral home after her relatives had been notified. A short apologetic note was found in the Ranger’s apartment by the Sault Ste. Marie Detective Bureau.