Woman found dead in Olmsted County ditch identified, suspect arrested

UPDATE: A man has been arrested for the death of a woman who was found in a ditch Monday.

Mustafa Rahshad Bush, 39, of Rochester, is awaiting second-degree murder charges after he was arrested at the Olmsted County Law Enforcement Center on Wednesday night. He remains in custody.

Bush, who was on supervised release from the Department of Corrections, was brought in for questioning and declined to give a statement, Hubbard affiliate KAAL reports.

Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson said investigators believe a firearm was used to cause Robinson’s death.

Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem said that Bush is scheduled to make his first court appearance sometime next week.

Court records show that Bush was previously convicted of second-degree murder in 2007. Ostrem said Bush completed the detention portion of that sentencing and was released under supervision in March of 2020.

A GoFundMe page has been setup to cover funeral arrangements and memorial service for Robinson.

PREVIOUS STORY: Authorities have released the name of a woman who was found dead earlier this week in a Cascade Township ditch.

According to Hubbard-owned affiliate KAAL, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as 41-year-old Kimberly Ann Robinson of Eyota.

A dog walker found Robinson’s body off of West River Road near River Bluff Lane. As previously reported, authorities considered Robinson’s death as suspicious, adding there was evidence Robinson’s body had been moved to the West River Road area after her death.

Capt. James Schueller of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s office told KAAL a person of interest is in custody, but no other details about that person have been released.

Although an autopsy was done Wednesday, the results hadn’t been released as of this publishing, but Robinson’s death was being classified as a homicide.