Officials with the California Highway Patrol announced Wednesday that the ground search for missing Danville teenager Allison Bayliss has ended.
Authorities believe the 15-year-old jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge late Monday morning and search teams have since shifted to a water recovery operation in the area near the bridge.
Danville Police Chief Steve Simpkins said he received the news early Wednesday morning.
"This is a very sad outcome," he said. "Our hearts go out to the Bayliss family at this time and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts."
Highway Patrol Capt. Amy Mangan said there are cameras on both sides of the bridge, but wouldn't comment if officers had footage of any incident related to Allison.
Danville Police, Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, the National Parks Service are among the several law enforcement agencies and hundreds of Danville residents to search for the at-risk San Ramon Valley High sophomore since Monday afternoon. Allison's parents said she is at risk and flyers being distributed with her picture say she left a suicide note at her home.
After an investigation of her computer that showed directions from the Dublin BART station to the Golden Gate Bridge, Allison's bicycle was found on Tuesday afternoon in the Presidio area of San Francisco, near the Golden Gate Bridge. A search of the surrounding was called off late Tuesday due to darkness.
San Ramon Valley High Principal Joseph Ianora said the San Ramon Valley Unified School District's crisis team, which includes counselors and psychologists, will be on campus through the week.
The Bayliss family has extended their gratitude and thanks to the law enforcement, family, friends and many volunteers who put in so much effort on behalf of their daughter.
A candlelight vigil for Allison is scheduled for this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd.