BOSTON, MA – A chilling murder investigation is underway as authorities search for the suspect connected to the tragic death of 31-year-old Margaret Mbitu from Whitman, Massachusetts. Mbitu was reported missing on Monday, and her lifeless body was discovered just two days later in an SUV parked inside a garage at Boston Logan International Airport.
The primary suspect in this horrific crime is Mbitu’s boyfriend, 40-year-old Kevin Kangethe of Lowell. Law enforcement has issued a warrant for his arrest, although apprehending him may prove challenging. Investigation details indicate that Kangethe immediately boarded a flight from Logan to Kenya following the incident.
The warrant, released on Friday, reveals that Massachusetts State Police responded to Logan’s Central Parking Garage on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., where they located Kangethe’s vehicle, a white 2013 Toyota Venza. Authorities discovered Mbitu unresponsive in the front passenger seat, surrounded by a substantial amount of blood, and she exhibited unmistakable signs of death. Emergency medical services declared her deceased at 7:23 p.m.
Mbitu’s autopsy disclosed severe slash wounds on her face and neck, along with a puncture wound to her side. Surveillance footage documented Kangethe’s presence in the parking garage, his departure moments after his SUV entered, and his subsequent check-in for a flight within Logan Airport’s terminal area.
Law enforcement is collaborating with Kenyan officials in their efforts to locate and apprehend Kangethe. As investigators pursue justice, Mbitu’s family, friends, and colleagues are grappling with the devastating loss of a young woman described as having a radiant and warm personality.
George Kamu, Mbitu’s cousin, expressed the profound sorrow felt by their family. Ulea Lago, a representative of the nonprofit organization BAMSI in Brockton, where Mbitu worked, added, “It’s a huge loss. She was an amazing young woman. People described her as having a ray of sunshine.”
In addition to their international efforts, the police are reviewing surveillance footage from the parking garage to gather further evidence in the case.