HARWOOD HEIGHTS, Ill. (WGN/WCIA) — A Champaign man is under arrest and facing charges in Cook County in connection to an alleged carjacking that left a woman dead.

Officers say the 61-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries after the carjacking, which took place in Harwood Heights on the 4400 block of North Natchez Avenue just after 6:30 a.m., on Wednesday. She was badly beaten and left lying in the road.

According to police, a neighbor in the area told officers that he had seen the woman lying face up in the street by her vehicle and a man was on top of her and appeared to be choking her.

Police say the victim, who has been identified as Ma Operio by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, died from her injuries on Sunday.

Officers say a suspect is in custody in connection to the alleged carjacking. 24-year-old Reese Miller of Champaign was taken into custody on Wednesday and is facing several charges, including attempted murder.