A New Jersey woman is dead after jumping off the George Washington Bridge Wednesday; she left behind a designer bag that contained a “suicide diary” detailing the names of five people that were not invited to her funeral, the New York Post reports.
Several witnesses watched Ashley A. Riggitano plummet to her death in the Hudson River at approximately 4:40 p.m.; her body was quickly recovered by harbor patrol.
The 22-year-old budding fashion designer left behind a Louis Vuitton bag, where she kept the diary detailing the torment that she endured.
Despite being at the beginnings of what seemed to be a particular lucrative career; having recently graduated from the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM), interned for several designer brands including Tommy Hilfiger and Nicole Miller, and having co-founded her own jewelry making company, Riggitano apparently suffered bullying at the hands of the five women listed as not invited to her funeral.
The dairy details that the women, who remain unnamed, likely attended her school or worked with her, according to the Post.
“All my other ‘friends’ are in it for gossip,” Riggitano wrote in the diary she left behind. “Never there.”
In the dairy she also talks of a man that supposedly did not treat her well. While the man was not blacklisted from the funeral, Riggitano wrote that she hopes “gets what he deserves” when he gets there.
According to the Post, Riggitano had a history of at least one prior suicide attempt and was also reportedly found to have had various medications as Adderall and Klonopin in her designer bag.
The Paramus, NJ native had moved to Manhattan and was an intern for jewelry and fashion designer Alex Woo at the time of her death.
She had also started a company called Missfits with her best friend, Victoria Van Thunen, selling hand crafted jewelry made from semi-precious gemstones, according to the Daily Mail.
According to the Mail, Riggitano’s family has not commented on her death.
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