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.