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Woman found dead under 575 bridge identified

    Tera-Christine-Bristow

Tera Christine Bristow

     The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the 35-year-old woman who was found deceased under the Sharpe Mountain Creek Bridge early Friday, May 27 as Tera Christine Bristow of Woodstock.

     According to the obituary, Bristow leaves behind husband, Michael Bristow, and two daughters, Ella and Cameryn Bristow. She had a master's degree from Emory University and worked as a mechanical engineer. She was laid to rest in a celebration of life on Wednesday, June 1 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

    Early Friday morning Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call that someone had jumped from the Sharpe Mountain Creek Bridge on the northbound lane of 575 in Ball Ground. This is the first bridge south of Pickens County. The creek shows up on some maps here as Sharp Mountain Creek. The bridge is on the fourlane and spans over the creek.
    When deputies arrived they discovered a vehicle parked on the bridge and a 35-year old-female deceased under the bridge from an apparent suicide.
    The original press release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office noted there was no indication of foul play.
    There was a witness to the incident who was traveling southbound on I-575.

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