Family Fears The Worst For Missing Singer Last Seen Walking on GWB Bridge

A young Brooklyn singer who struggles with depression was last seen walking on the George Washington Bridge, sparking fears she committed suicide.

Lael Feldman, 24, of Clinton Hill, went missing on Wednesday evening, and a jogger found her purse, shoes, phone and wallet on a bridge walkway, police said.

Her mom, Marla Mase, said that given her daughter’s history of depression and “many suicide attempts,” she immediately assumed she’d jumped from the bridge.

“As soon as I heard George Washington Bridge I knew it,”. “What the f–k else would she be doing up there.”

Cops tracked down surveillance video showing Feldman, who performs under the name Lael Summer, walking from the New Jersey side of the bridge to the New York side.

“I guess she must have been walking back and forth,” Mase, 52, said.

Feldman is currently classified as a “missing person,” much to the frustration of her mom, who believes cops aren’t doing enough to look for her body.

“They have not looked in the water,” she said. “I don’t want to see her walking on the bridge, but nobody has shown us the footage to make sure it was her. [Her] dad went to the local precinct yesterday to talk to them, and he came back very upset. Somebody said to him, ‘Well you’ll find her when she washes up on shore.’”

Mase said she just wants to know that police made “an effort” to find Feldman’s body.

“I’m very sad. It’s the worst thing that could happen to me,” she said. “It seems like there should be action taken to find a body.”

According to Feldman’s Facebook page, she attended the University of Southern California’s Popular Music program and has released two albums.

“She’s a beautiful singer,” her mom said. “Most beautiful voice ever. She’s just really struggling with depression.”

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  1. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    Cops have identified the body of a troubled young singer who they believe jumped off the George Washington Bridge last week, police sources said — leaving the woman’s mother devastated.

    Lael Feldman’s corpse was discovered floating near the rocks in Spuyten Duyvil Creek off the northern tip of Inwood around 2:40 p.m. Monday, sources said, adding that her remains have been positively identified.

    “I’m in shock,” Feldman’s mother, Marla Mase, told The Post on Tuesday. “I cried, and I’m grieving, and I talk to her.”

    She said the family was bringing photos of her daughter’s tattoos to the city Medical Examiner’s Office to match up with the body as the final proof — but a friend would be the one to actually enter the room and make the heartbreaking personal ID because the mom couldn’t do it.

    Feldman’s tattoos include the word “breathe” on her wrist, wings on her ankle and a Jewish chai symbol on her hip.

    The NYPD’s Harbor unit removed the body, which was dressed in a bathing suit,to the Columbia University Boathouse, police sources said.

    Feldman was reported missing last week.

    The woman is believed to have jumped from the George Washington Bridge on Wednesday, police sources said.

    Some of Feldman’s clothes and other possessions were discovered on the bridge’s pedestrian walkway by a jogger who called police.

    Cops also found surveillance video showing the woman walking across the span before she disappeared.

    Mase said her daughter had been struggling with depression and had attempted suicide in the past.

    “I’ve been preparing myself for this,” she said. “She has really been wanting out for a really long time, almost like her whole life.”

    Feldman attended the University of Southern California’s Popular Music program and had released two albums.

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