It’s been nine months since Saskatoon police believe Jordan Walker, 21, jumped off the Broadway Bridge and still there’s no answers.
His mother, Maria Pitman, who lives in Ontario said the last time she talked to him was Nov. 29, 2015. It was just days before his disappearance and it still “feels like a dream” to her.
“He said that he was good, going to school and he had rented a vehicle. He was in the process of moving … and things were going good,” Pitman said over the phone.
On Dec. 2, 2015, she received a call from police that would change her life.
“They said he called 911 and that he had jumped off the Broadway Bridge and they had found his knapsack and phone beside the bridge,” Pitman recalled.
According to police, they got a call from a distressed man on the bridge around 12:30 p.m. CT but were unable to find him when they arrived on scene. However, Walker’s backpack and cellphone were recovered nearby.
“We received reports that indicated that a person jumped from the bridge into the river,” said Saskatoon police spokesperson Alyson Edwards.
“But we don’t have enough information to be able to say that 100 per cent. We were not able to locate the person that went into the water.”
Police and the fire department searched the river, but crews didn’t find a body or any other evidence. A call for information from the public went largely unanswered.
“We thought for sure someone would have seen something,” Edwards said. “But we didn’t have a whole lot of information come in.”
The Walker family and police are still holding out hope there is some sort of clue still out there.
“It’s a popular bridge. I mean there has to be someone that saw something,” Pitman said.
“There still might be someone out there that we haven’t spoken to. Please come forward because we’d like to provide some answers to Mr. Walker’s family,” Edwards said.