Millennial Moment: Locke High Student Hangs Herself



Nov. 29, 2013, Bridget Hicks Nov. 29, 1983: Bridget Marie Hicks was a 17-year-old girl with two children and apparently too many problems.

A worker at the South-Central Multi-Purpose Child Development Center found her hanging from a tree. Police said Bridget, a student at nearby Locke High, tied a jacket to a tree limb and hanged herself.

Bridget’s father told the late George Ramos: “She was not the type of person to take her own life. I can’t believe it.”

And some family speculated that she had might have been killed.

But friends said she was “despondent over personal problems,” Ramos wrote.

The Times never followed up on this story, so we know nothing more about Bridget. She would be 47 now and her children would be about 30 and 31.

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9 Responses to Millennial Moment: Locke High Student Hangs Herself

  1. eve says:

    Jesus, 17 with two children? Who can blame the poor kid.


  2. Wanda Walton says:

    I don’t know what happen but God does …….rip beautiful lady


  3. Vee says:

    I knew her…man what a terrible tragedy


  4. D. Williams says:

    My brother and her brother were close friends. She didn’t do it. But 1983, LA, no one took the proper time to investigate.


  5. Sarah says:

    My Mother used to baby sit her and knew her well.. it was known she didnt hang herself, 3 jealous girls from her school did it


  6. Treetop says:

    My sister did not hang herself. I pray that the killer gets what he deserves….


    • Ta’Wanna says:

      Amen this was one of the saddest days ever to take place growing up especially after Damien’s and a hard to swallow on both deaths


  7. Treetop says:

    Sister your memory will be kept alive as long as I live and breathe..It’s been 34 years and I still remember this horrible day like it was yesterday…Hus and kiss mommy for me in Heaven!!!!!


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