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One of Kenya’s leading athletes, Agnes Tirop, has been found stabbed to death at her home in Iten, with police treating her husband as a suspect. The 25-year-old athlete, who broke the women-only 10,000m road record last month and also won bronze medals at the 2017 and 2019 world championships, was discovered by police on Wednesday after being reported missing by her father.
Tom Makori, the head of police for the area, confirmed that Tirop’s husband was a suspect after going missing. “When [police] got in the house, they found Tirop on the bed and there was a pool of blood on the floor,” he said. “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.
Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/13/agnes-tirop-10000m-world-record-holder-found-dead-at-home-in-kenya under the title “Agnes Tirop: world record holder found dead as Kenya police seek husband”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.