Woman dies after being thrown from highway bridge in Columbia, suspect arrested
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KCTV) - A woman died from injuries after she was thrown off a bridge in mid-Missouri, police said.
The Columbia Police Department said that on Tuesday evening about 6:45, officers received a call that a man had thrown a woman from the U.S. Highway 63 bridge at Clark Lane.
First responders arrived at the scene and took her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She was later identified as Kaylen Ann Schmit, 24, of Columbia.
Police took 31-year-old Jessie Williams of Columbia into custody after he initially resisted them. Columbia officers stated Williams was paroled in August for a stabbing in 2018.
Law enforcement requested prosecutors to file a first-degree murder charge against Williams.
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