BOSTON (TCD) — State police are searching for a suspect they believe flew to Kenya after allegedly killing a 31-year-old woman whose body was found in a garage at Boston Logan International Airport this week.
According to a news release from Massachusetts State Police, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at approximately 6:30 p.m., troopers assigned to the Logan Airport Barracks found 31-year-old Margaret Mbitu deceased inside a vehicle that had been parked inside the Central Parking Garage. Police learned Mbitu was reported missing Monday, Oct. 30.
Further evidence suggested Mbitu was the victim of a homicide.
According to an arrest warrant obtained by WCVB-TV, authorities found Mbitu with slash injuries along her face and neck. She also reportedly sustained a puncture wound on her side.
Inside the vehicle, police reportedly noticed a large amount of blood as well.
Mbitu, a nurse, was last seen leaving work in Halifax, according to WCVB.
State police identified 40-year-old Kevin Kangethe as the primary suspect and said the homicide was “not a random act.” The suspect and victim were reportedly dating.
Massachusetts State Police said Kangethe purchased an airplane ticket to Kenya and boarded a flight. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and Massachusetts State Police obtained a warrant for Kangethe’s arrest and are working with Kenyan officials to locate and arrest him.
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