COLUMBIA - The victim of the homicide at the Veteran's Hospital is identified as Robert O. Hill of Warsaw, Missouri. He was seventy-eight years old.
Columbia Police Sargeant Joe Bernhard said the assault that killed Hill occurred Friday at about 6:30 p.m. Hill died at about 10:30 p.m. due to his injuries from the assault.
The Criminal Investigations Unit of the Columbia Police Department is undergoing further investigation, but they confirmed no weapons were involved.
The police have a suspect, but could not release his name because no arrests have been made.