Police on October 5 named as Kaylen Ann Schmit, 24, a woman who they said died the day before after being thrown from a bridge on Highway 63 in Columbia, Missouri. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the woman’s fall, police said.
The Columbia Police Department named the suspect as 31-year-old Jessie Randall Williams, of Columbia. Williams will be charged with first degree murder, police spokesman Christian Tabak said.
Tabak said officers reported to the scene following reports of a man trying to throw a woman off the bridge. On arriving, they discovered the woman. She received medical attention and was taken to hospital but died nine hours later.
Reports of eyewitnesses allowed police to identify and detain Williams, Tabak said. Credit: Columbia Police Department via Storyful