Woman Is Stabbed to Death and Thrown From her Moving Car on Utah Highway After Picking up Stranger


Oscar Cuevas-Landa was arrested Sunday after he reportedly stabbed a woman to death and pushed her from a moving car on Interstate 15 in Utah. The Utah Highway Patrol charged Oscar Cuevas-Landa on first-degree felony murder and second-degree aggravated assault.

Authorities alleged that the victim had agreed to give Cuevas-Landa a ride to a place 30 minutes away in West Valley City. The two were reportedly strangers. Cuevas-Landa was also high on LSD and became upset when he thought the victim gave him an unnecessary look so he stabbed the victim several times and then pushed the driver from a vehicle moving at freeway speeds.

The female victim, who was in her 20s, has not been publicly identified pending the notification of her family, authorities said.

According to DailyMail

A Utah woman was stabbed to death and thrown from her car on Interstate 15 after reportedly giving a ride to an 18-year-old who had taken LSD beforehand.

The Utah Highway Patrol on Monday charged Oscar Cuevas-Landa on first-degree felony murder and second-degree aggravated assault charges resulting in serious injury. He was booked into to Davis County jail without bail.

The female victim, who was in her 20s, has not been publicly identified pending the notification of her family, authorities said.

The woman's body was discovered just before 10pm on the inside lane of I-15 in Farmington on Sunday night, The Standard Examiner reports.

Authorities alleged that the victim had agreed to give Cuevas-Landa a ride to a place 30 minutes away in West Valley City. The two were reportedly strangers.

But during the trip, Cueves reportedly became upset when he thought the victim gave him a unnecessary look.

'Based on the current evidence, [Cuevas-Land] got a ride with a person (he) did not know,' according to the police affidavit, Deseret News reports.

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