BOSTON, MA – Massachusetts law enforcement authorities are on a manhunt for a 40-year-old suspect, Kevin Kangethe, in connection with the suspected murder of a 31-year-old woman, Margaret Mbitu. This disturbing case took a new turn when Mbitu’s lifeless body was discovered in a vehicle parked at Logan Airport’s Central Parking garage.
Massachusetts State Troopers, assigned to the Logan Airport Barracks, made the grim discovery around 6:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday. The victim, Margaret Mbitu, had been reported missing earlier in the week and was the subject of a missing person’s investigation. Tragically, authorities determined that she had fallen victim to homicide, with evidence at the scene pointing to this tragic outcome.
The suspect, Kevin Kangethe, is now the focus of a manhunt, but investigators have learned that he and Mbitu were acquainted, dispelling any notions of a random act. They believe there was a personal connection between them.
The arrest warrant issued for Kangethe alleges that he and Mbitu were in a dating relationship. Disturbingly, Mbitu was found with significant slash wounds on her face and neck, along with a puncture wound on her side. Blood was also discovered inside the vehicle where her body was found.
Kangethe was observed on surveillance video driving into Logan Airport’s parking garage. He then entered in an airport terminal to check in for a flight to Kenya. The exact date and location of his flight boarding remain unclear.
Authorities have been in contact with Kenyan authorities as they intensify their efforts to locate and apprehend Kangethe. Importantly, they have assured the public and travelers at Logan Airport that there is no immediate threat.
Mbitu’s cousin, George Kamu, described her as a “beautiful” soul and emphasized the family’s determination to seek justice. As the investigation unfolds, Mbitu’s family has requested privacy during this difficult time.