BREAKING NEWS: Arrest Made in Homicide Case
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department has a suspect in custody for the murder of Aletha Turner. Detective Tom O'Sullivan says 21-year-old Ryan Bridger shot 67-year-old Turner in the head. Columbia Police arrested Bridger Tuesday on burglary charges. Now Bridger has been charged in connection with the murder of Turner.
The Boone County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy Thursday and ruled the death a homicide. Relatives found Turner unconscious in her home on Dewey Lane in the Lake of the Woods area Monday morning. She died Wednesday afternoon.
O'Sullivan told KOMU8 that Bridger is the boyfriend of a relative of Turner's.