Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 53

Thread: Kelly Krapfl (35) committed suicide by jumping from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge

  1. #1
    Moderator Olivia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    24,185
    Rep Power
    21474872

    Kelly Krapfl (35) committed suicide by jumping from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge

    http://mydeathspace.com/article/2014..._Skyway_Bridge

    I found this one courtesy of the Skyway Bridge FB page -

    So sad. She leaves behind four kids under 9 years old, the youngest being five months old.


  2. #2
    Moderator nestlequikie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Nunavut
    Posts
    9,988
    Rep Power
    21474856
    Comment left about Kelly on the Sunshine Bridge 2014 Jumpers page:

    02.08.14, k., new port richey, Kelly was a friend of mine and former coworker. She has had a difficult last few months and dealing with a lot both mentally and emotionally. I can only imagine what it took for her to do this. She was a kind, and loving mom. She was amazing at her job. She was loved by many and loved many in return. The world lost a good person that night she decided to end her suffering. She will be missed by many especially her 4 children. Her baby will never know how amazing her mother was. It is tragic and sad. I have been doing a lot of thinking about this, this week. Wondering what all of us missed....unfortunately it is too late to fix it... RIP Kelly. We love you and will always remember your gently and kind ways and wonderful smile. Look down on your children, guide them, wrap your wings around them, and protect them in ways you never could....they will know you are there...never leave their hearts...

    http://www.skywaybridge.com/current.htm
    I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to. - Donnie Darko

  3. #3
    Senior Member u2addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Aiken, SC
    Posts
    1,550
    Rep Power
    21474842
    Godspeed, Kelly

    I read the skyway bridge jumpers page. Shocking what peeps will do when depressed.
    They even have emergency phones to try and deter from taking the plunge.

    Fibro Fog has taken over. I am in a constant state of dyscognition so please excuse my retardation.
    'The worst things in the world are justified by belief'- Raised by Wolves SOI

    "Your life is short, it's the longest thing you'll ever do/ the worse the curse was that your dreams came true/
    God is a mirror in which each man sees himself/ Hell is place where you don't need anyone's help"


    ~You got to cry with out weeping. Talk without speaking
    Scream without raising your voice~

  4. #4
    Senior Member Boston Babe 73's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Under your bed
    Posts
    15,730
    Rep Power
    21474856
    From a post on her FB back in December:

    "It's awful to know that something is wrong and nobody believes you".

    She had a 4 month old. I'm guessing post partum depression. Poor woman
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Tree Wizard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    246
    Rep Power
    4264782
    [Waits for people to be much nicer about this story than that actor who overdosed]

  6. #6
    Senior Member *crickets*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    SW VA
    Posts
    3,214
    Rep Power
    21474844
    the Sunshine Skyway bridge:



    It's 5.6 miles long and 431 feet high, although I think that includes those spire thingys. The center span roadway is about 200 ft. above the water I would guess, or 15-20 stories.

    The Sheriff's report says she parked on the center span and jumped at 2:59 am. So she got up in the middle of the night to drive to the bridge and kill herself. I wonder what was going through her mind during the drive, as she drove the 2.8 miles on the bridge, with everything dark and still. I can't imagine walking to the edge of that bridge and jumping, what it would take to actually do that.

    I looked up how long it would take to fall from that height--about 5 seconds. What was that like?

    She must have been in a lot of pain, to go to such lengths to end her life.

  7. #7
    Senior Member *crickets*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    SW VA
    Posts
    3,214
    Rep Power
    21474844
    Kelly Micklethwait Krapfl
    January 15
    Kids charged $400 on games on iPhone which they said were free. I defiantly should not of given my password to them.. I am glad apple gave us a one time forgiveness.
    Share
    7 people like this.

    Katie Lepper Dwyer Thank goodness they didn't make you pay. Those kids would be doing chores and child labor for years;)
    January 16 at 6:43am

    Anthony Roscio Your lucky!
    January 16 at 7:54pm ? 1

    Jill Jennings Richoux YIKES!!!!
    January 16 at 9:21pm ? 1
    Her last post on FB, 3 weeks before she killed herself.
    I'm thinking PPD, for sure..

  8. #8
    Chin Checker g r ee n ey e s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Hate-One-Hate
    Posts
    20,953
    Rep Power
    21474865
    She seemed to really love her kids..


    Quote Originally Posted by MoonDancer View Post
    And apparently you fuck the mods here.

  9. #9
    Shut your face, grandma! Nic B's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sacramento, California
    Posts
    5,210
    Rep Power
    21474848
    Dang, that's a long ass bridge. Never seen one that long. Been on the Golden Gate a few times, not sure how long that one is, but definitely can't be anywhere near the size of this bridge.

    And ugh, she jumped at 3 in the morning? Must have been a dark and lonely drive at that time. Can't imagine many people driving at that time of night. I hate going over bridges. Jumping off anything scares the crap out of me, and I am terrified of being in the middle of nothing but water (why I would never go on a cruise) so jumping via bridge into water is the last thing I would ever do. Ever.


    Quote Originally Posted by marakisses View Post
    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

  10. #10
    Senior Member Queena's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Southern Illinois
    Posts
    1,871
    Rep Power
    21474841
    That Skyway Bridge website is depressing. I then came across a post where the owner blames the "lame stream media" for suicides not being reported.

    PPD for sure. It could have been much much worse.

  11. #11
    Senior Member SuchAClassicGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Where they don't have maps.......such as..
    Posts
    2,093
    Rep Power
    21474843
    Quote Originally Posted by Tree Wizard View Post
    [Waits for people to be much nicer about this story than that actor who overdosed]
    Although most people here try to be somewhat sensitive or at least tactful, this ain't Oprah.
    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star
    I was about to be annoyed that this thread was still active, but I see now it's morphed into offers of sex for chilli confectionary, so carry on guys :)

  12. #12
    Senior Member animosity's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    17,124
    Rep Power
    21474859
    Quote Originally Posted by Tree Wizard View Post
    [Waits for people to be much nicer about this story than that actor who overdosed]
    what a wretched, uncaring woman to make the decision leave her children behind!

    before you jump on me:
    Quote Originally Posted by songbirdsong View Post
    "Say, you know who could handle this penis? MY MOTHER."

  13. #13
    Senior Member Tree Wizard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    246
    Rep Power
    4264782
    Just playing. I love you all. But.

    IF SHE HAD TURNED TO HEROIN SHE COULD HAVE BEEN HERE TODAY!

    Seriously -- pretty awful how people can become so depressed they could leave a newborn behind. Mental health is a scary place.

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    73
    Rep Power
    1245723
    Is it just me, or are there more jumping deaths in the winter? I've recently become fascinated at choosing this particular way out because almost all Golden Gate Bridge survivors regret the decision midair.

    As always, I hope this suicide victim is at peace.

  15. #15
    Senior Member debk589's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Nawth Cackalacky
    Posts
    8,683
    Rep Power
    21474853
    It said on her Facebook page that her and her husband were victims of the Target security breech and they lost all their money. I'd be willing to be that played a role in this if she was already suffering from PPD and feeling overwhelmed.

  16. #16
    Junior Member skywaybridgedotcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    florida
    Posts
    5
    Rep Power
    0
    this jump has received much attention, due to the fact she left behind so many young children. what hell does a mother endure to pull a stunt like that and leave them all motherless?

  17. #17
    Senior Member andrea0121's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    North of the Chi
    Posts
    8,805
    Rep Power
    17640627
    Quote Originally Posted by debk589 View Post
    It said on her Facebook page that her and her husband were victims of the Target security breech and they lost all their money. I'd be willing to be that played a role in this if she was already suffering from PPD and feeling overwhelmed.
    Whoa, that's heavy. I've lost everything financially and my home but I was a single person in my mid-20s. Can't fathom being responsible for more than just myself and having that happen ON TOP of mental health issues.

    RIP Kelly

  18. #18
    Senior Member u2addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Aiken, SC
    Posts
    1,550
    Rep Power
    21474842
    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    From a post on her FB back in December:

    "It's awful to know that something is wrong and nobody believes you".

    She had a 4 month old. I'm guessing post partum depression. Poor woman
    I agree. Her children a absolutely gorgeous. I cannot imagine growing up without mum.

    My mum taught me how to kill myself at an early age. I have nothing but resentment for her now.

    Fibro Fog has taken over. I am in a constant state of dyscognition so please excuse my retardation.
    'The worst things in the world are justified by belief'- Raised by Wolves SOI

    "Your life is short, it's the longest thing you'll ever do/ the worse the curse was that your dreams came true/
    God is a mirror in which each man sees himself/ Hell is place where you don't need anyone's help"


    ~You got to cry with out weeping. Talk without speaking
    Scream without raising your voice~

  19. #19
    Shut your face, grandma! Nic B's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sacramento, California
    Posts
    5,210
    Rep Power
    21474848
    Quote Originally Posted by skywaybridgedotcom View Post
    this jump has received much attention, due to the fact she left behind so many young children. what hell does a mother endure to pull a stunt like that and leave them all motherless?
    Are you associated with this bridge? Just curious because of your screen name...


    Quote Originally Posted by marakisses View Post
    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

  20. #20
    Junior Member skywaybridgedotcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    florida
    Posts
    5
    Rep Power
    0
    i created and run the skywaybridge.com website. while it started in 1998, the understanding of those that jump from the bridge are as much a mystery now as it was then.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Memphis, Tennessee, United States
    Posts
    603
    Rep Power
    8737426
    Such a beautiful family. So sad for her kids, she must have been truly tormented.

  22. #22
    Senior Member *crickets*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    SW VA
    Posts
    3,214
    Rep Power
    21474844
    Quote Originally Posted by debk589 View Post
    It said on her Facebook page that her and her husband were victims of the Target security breech and they lost all their money. I'd be willing to be that played a role in this if she was already suffering from PPD and feeling overwhelmed.


    Kelly Micklethwait Krapfl
    December 19, 2013
    Target Fraud - we we're hit. Doesn't surprise me with my luck lately.
    this is her FB post about getting hit by the Target credit card breach. she doesn't say how much if any $$ they lost. am I missing something?

  23. #23
    Senior Member debk589's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Nawth Cackalacky
    Posts
    8,683
    Rep Power
    21474853
    oh maybe it was a comment to that I read? I can't look right now but did someone else say "we lost everything too" ?

    Edit: Nevermind I looked, it must have been my coworkers friend I was thinking of who posted they "lost everything"

  24. #24
    Senior Member *crickets*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    SW VA
    Posts
    3,214
    Rep Power
    21474844
    Quote Originally Posted by skywaybridgedotcom View Post
    i created and run the skywaybridge.com website. while it started in 1998, the understanding of those that jump from the bridge are as much a mystery now as it was then.
    Wow, interesting website! I didn't realize some jumpers lived for a few minutes after impact.

  25. #25
    is full of himself Mortis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3,735
    Rep Power
    3917344
    In 1980 a ship hit in high winds.... part of it collapsed... 6 cars and a bus went off.

    It dropped just over the hump, and people just drove off.

    I lived in St Pete and worked in Bradenton that day.... went over it headed to work about 10 minutes before it happened.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •