October 18, 2021

Husband a ‘suspect’ as Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop found dead

Crime scene investigators were at the house of Agnes Tirop with police revealing that she was reported missing by her father on Tuesday night.

Husband a ‘suspect’ as Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop found dead

Husband a ‘suspect’ as Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop found dead photo credit: BBC

Kenyan world record holder, Agnes Tirop has been found stabbed to death at her home in Iten. Police have confirmed that her husband is being treated as a suspect.

The two-time World Athletics Championships bronze medalist, who finished fourth in the Olympic 5 000m final two months ago was 25-years-old.

Crime scene investigators were at the house of Agnes Tirop with police revealing that she was reported missing by her father on Tuesday night.

Tom Makori, head of the police for the area, said: “When [police] got in the house, they found Tirop on the bed and there was a pool of blood on the floor. They saw she had been stabbed in the neck, which led us to believe it was a knife wound, and we believe that is what caused her death. Her husband is still at large, and preliminary investigations tell us her husband is a suspect because he cannot be found. Police are trying to find her husband so he can explain what happened to Tirop.”

A criminal investigation is now underway into her death, with police saying that her husband has gone missing. Makori added that police believed that the CCTV in the house may be able to help with their investigation.

Sources: BBC, The Sun

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