VA Murder Victim Info Released

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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.