Police in Missouri have arrested a man accused of throwing a woman off a highway overpass, killing her.

Police in Missouri have arrested a man accused of throwing a woman off a highway overpass, killing her.

In Missouri, a woman died after a 31-year-old man threw her off the highway overpass on Tuesday, Oct. 4, police said.

Officers with the Columbia Police Department responded to calls from witnesses shortly after 6:30 p.m. who said they saw the suspect push the woman to the side of Highway 63 near Clark Lane, northeast of the city.

Police found a seriously injured woman in a wooded area under an overpass, a police spokesman said. She was taken to hospital for treatment but died a few hours later.

According to eyewitnesses, officers arrested a 31-year-old man from Colombia.

Investigators are asking him to be charged with the woman’s murder.

Police said the suspect has a history of violence. According to police, the man was convicted of stabbing a homeless man in 2018, but was released on parole in August of this year.

Police have not released the woman’s name because her family has not yet been notified of her death.

Mitchell Willetts is a real-time news reporter covering the central US for McClatchy. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and an outdoor enthusiast who lives in Texas.